Monday, August 13, 2012

Good & Bad

Paul Ryan is a good choice for the Republicans.  Articulate, attractive, smart, very conservative.  With him as Romney’s man there is no doubt where the party stands.  And good for the Democrats for the same reasons.  In the end, of course, the election will be won or lost by the guy at the top of the ticket, not his sidekick.

Good for London.  They pulled off a great Olympic Games, making many naysayers wrong.

Bad for Fareed Zakariah.  Caught plagiarizing.  Shame on Fareed.  And he was, in my view, one of the best voices on foreign policy.  Can’t imagine what he was thinking.  Was it the first time?  Don’t know for sure, but probably unlikely.

Bad for the New York cops who fired 12 bullets at a crazy guy brandishing a knife near Times Square.  Seven of the slugs hit him.  I guess that should do it.

Good for Morsi, the Egyptian President.  Got rid of his top military and intelligence officials and took back some of the power that the military had taken away before he assumed office.

Bad for Bashar Assad, the Syrian leader who keep slaughtering his own people.  I keep remembering my trip to Syria three years ago and wonder what the areas I visited in Damascus, Aleppo and Hama look like today.

Three goods and three bads.  That’s about par for the course.


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