Importance of Negative Space: Why Colin Powel and George Tenet are quiet on Clarke

by phil on Thursday Apr 1, 2004 7:24 PM

Here's an interesting method for elucidating the truth:

In the short story "Silver Blaze," Sherlock Holmes solves the mystery of a stolen racehorse by observing that the stable's guard dog didn't bark—hence, the intruder was not a stranger.

The mystery of whether Richard Clarke is telling the truth about President Bush's counterterrorism policies might be solved the same way: Which dogs aren't barking? Amid all the administration officials bombarding the airwaves with denunciations, who has stayed mum? (Read the rest of Fred Kaplan's Article on Slate)

Which dogs aren't barking? A good question to ask whenever seeking understanding.

This is also a great quote, which is pretty much what I said in my previous post on Clarke:

'Having been attacked by al Qaeda, for us now to go bombing Iraq in response would be like our invading Mexico after the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor.


Evangelos Louizos said on May 21, 2004 5:29 PM:

The question that I ask myself is the same one I had asked of a poor girl in a brothel in Saigon back in the 1960s. "Hi, my name is Colin Powel. What is a nice girl like you doing in a place like this?"

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