Unconventional thinking about the Middle East.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Policy Snack: How does one plan for irrationality?

This week's post for Hudson-NY: How does one plan for irrationality?

Policy makers should always be on the lookout for macabre absurdism. The veal calves around Obama haven't been trained in this martial art. It shall be a rough passage for them to cross.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who are some of these "rookies" that you speak of? Everyone seems to pretend that they're part of his team in Washington. But I don't know who actually is. And what official role will they play in an actual administration?

1:00 PM, November 13, 2008

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey crude I read in the paper that anyone who wants to work for the Obama administration must reveal all the aliases and handles they use to post anonymously on the internet and they must also report anything they have done or written or said that would embarass president Obama. Which means if you want a job then you will have to tell them about posting under the name "crude analysis" and that you called Gov. Palin a "bitch". I don't think you will ever get a job.

2:55 PM, November 13, 2008

Anonymous Anonymous said...

anonymous --

I am asking Nibras a serious question. I promised myself and Nibras (for what it's worth) that I will try to engage as constructively as possible on this blog in the future. The election is over and in whatever I do or say, I don't plan on being such a political hack. Pre-election, I admit that I was. But so were you and so were others. I went too far at times, and so did you and others.

I wasn't trying to be facetious when I inquired about what "rookies" he was talking about or what role they might play in a future Obama administration.

I have no interest in being a part of an Obama administration. I will enjoy watching it and hoping that he does well. In cases that he doesn't do well, I won't be afraid to admit it.

Let's try to stop with the partisan and personal nonsense. And please stop acting so righteous. As I said last week, I think it's quite ironic that a person that is so adamant about remaining "anonymous" is so set on "revealing" the true face of "crude analysis." I've agreed to end it, so try to do the same. Perhaps you don't want to give me a break and will continue going after me. Unfortunately, that makes for a negative environment for everyone.

6:48 PM, November 13, 2008

Anonymous Anonymous said...

CA, I think at this point the best we can do is wait and see. The second guessing has begun, but it ain't much use to discuss the plot of a book before it's read. Solo

3:41 AM, November 14, 2008

Anonymous Anonymous said...

fair enough. just try giving me a chance and i'll do the same with you. at a point, neither one of us were accomplishing anything constructive. you often attacked me personally, and that's what led to unnecessary arguments. and of course, i do take part of the blame. but whatever. we'll see what happens. and i expect you or whoever else to call me out when i cross the line. but keep in mind, just because i disagree with you, this doesn't mean i'm crossing the line.

8:04 AM, November 14, 2008

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not the same Anon BTW. I always sign with Solo

6:03 PM, November 14, 2008

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think that the Arabs must be happy that a secret Arab is now the US President.

6:33 PM, November 14, 2008

Blogger bg said...


i believe Obama knows their world much
better than he does the one he lives in..


9:48 PM, November 15, 2008

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