Monday, July 30, 2007

War, films. (But not "war films").

Posner strongly affected my opinion on Iraq today.

Here I was, eager for the September report, hoping it would tell us all our difficulties in Iraq were simply the result of some simple strategic error. Posner made me realize mine's a false species of hope. This was obvious to most of the nation already, but I guess some days I just need to hear an economist break down common knowledge and simple facts for me into fancy language I can understand.

Last time anyone said anything about Iraq that resonated with me, it was ZeFrank (transcript).

So now I'm only listening to economists and internet memes, I need to get some perspective...

Recommended: Cormac McCarthy's No Country for Old Men.
Or at least the first half, all I can vouch for so far. Recommended so much.
Can't wait for the film, there's a trailer up, but I'm waiting to finish the book just in case.

I should probably also mention my excitement for 3:10 to Yuma (trailer), a remake of my favorite classic western, but the post is getting a bit off topic already.