Talk About Burying the Lede

Richard Holbrooke, longtime diplomat, died today in Washington after surgery to repair a tear in his aorta. I post this not because I have much to say about Holbrooke's life or works per se, but because of the jaw-droppping final sentence of the lengthy obituary in the Washington Post. Really, you won't believe it. Or, if you do, you won't believe that it wasn't in the first paragraph...or its...

Vietnamistan

In "honor" of the war in Afghanistan last week surpassing the Vietnam war as America's longest official war in history, I give y'all Alabama 3 (strangely, from Brixton, England - they're the guys who did the Sopranos theme song, Woke Up This Morning), with a track off their new album, Revolver Soul, sadly and presciently titled "Vietnamistan."