Month: November 2006

Downed F-16 in Iraq

A commenter wrote: M, why has there been almost no news about the fact that an F-16 went down outside Baghdad earlier this week, and the pilot is still listed as ‘duty status unknown’? There is talk that a shoulder-fired Strela SAM took it down… which, if true, is not good at all. I’m not […]

Reaganomics is dead?

Ben Smith notes this odd reasoning by NY Senator Charles Schumer: Where have you gone, Joe DiMaggio? Our nation turns its lonely eyes to you… “We’re in better shape than [Republicans] are, because they don’t realize that Reaganomics is dead, that the Reagan philosophy is dead,” he said. “We realize that New Deal democracy, which […]

M14 Picture

Haven’t posted an M14 picture lately: 11/17/06 – U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Richard Wiley demonstrates shooting an M-14 rifle to Iraqi Highway Patrol (IHP) police officers during close-quarters marksmanship training Nov. 17, 2006, at the Al Samud IHP Station in Iraq. Wiley is a platoon sergeant with Alpha Company, 3rd Battalion, 509th Infantry Regiment, […]