They just keep coming back…
From the NY Sun
WASHINGTON — A little-noticed visit by Ahmad Chalabi to Syria is igniting speculation that the former Iraqi exile leader is emerging as a key channel between Damascus and Washington.
After a weekend meeting with the Syrian foreign minister, Walid al-Moallem, Mr. Chalabi announced that Syria and Iraq would formally open their respective embassies in Damascus and Baghdad on Monday. An American diplomat said yesterday that Mr. Chalabi also was gauging the interest of the Assad regime in a limited rapprochement with America.
Da P’o Boy notes the Legend of Michael Brown just grows and grows with Brown even referring to himself in third person. That after criticizing not only Bush, Nagin and Blanco but blaming the residents of New Orleans…
Brown faulted those New Orleans residents who failed to have their own hurricane plan, believing it was the government’s duty to keep them safe.
“The government cannot save you,” he said. “We’ve got to get away from this culture of dependency and go to a culture of preparedness in this country … Every one of us has things we can do in our lives and our businesses to be better prepared.”
After Katrina struck, Brown said, the White House was more interested in political damage control than in actual damage control in New Orleans.
“One of the biggest mistakes Mike Brown made during Katrina was not crumpling up the White House talking points and saying ‘Folks, here’s the truth,'” he said.
UPDATE: FD was finally able to reach scout prime for reaction…”One of the biggest mistakes Scout made was believing individuals prominently involved in major screw ups would slink away into anonimity, not to be heard from again,” said scout prime. Ms. prime continued…”The Scout’s new year wish would be not to hear from either in 2007, that and world peace…hey the Scout is a dreamer…blame Atticus, Harper Lee and Capote.”