'It is disgusting and embarrassing':
One would think federal officials have better things to do than to jail a nanny
. What next? A nationwide au pair round-up? ... I sympathize with the local authorities on the street. They're just doing their jobs. Perhaps in this individual case the nanny isn't so sweet and innocent. But our immigration policy certainly appears to be in a shambles, with the administration winking at illegal immigrants streaming across the border to the south while cracking down illogically in other areas. The 'colossal waste' just might be the time spent enforcing a flawed policy. ... No American Shogun:
Here's a review
of L. Paul Bremer III's new book
about Iraq. ... By pure coincidence, I'm reading former British MP Robert Harvey's 'American Shogun,'
about the interacting lives of Emperor Hirohito and Gen. Douglas MacArthur. ... Bottom line: Bremer was no American Shogun. ... Say what you will about MacArthur (and he really was one brilliant prick), his occupation policies in post-war Japan were enlightened, sensitive, shrewd and, above all, effective. ...