Friday, December 12, 2014

Thank you, Captain Obvious...

Peter Bergen of CNN would like to explain to you why U.S. Special Operations Forces sometimes do not succeed in freeing hostages. He says that the main reasons are a lack of current correct intelligence, and a failure to retain the element of surprise.

Well, no kidding, there, Enrico Fermi.

I feel like I just read twenty paragraphs of someone explaining that football teams lose games by not scoring more points than their opponents, with a few examples sprinkled in to illustrate the point. He apparently got his job by looking ruggedly handsome in a Banana Republic jacket and a shemagh, and not for his analytical skills.