• The minute you settle for less than you deserve, you get even less than you settled for

    Maureen Dowd
  • The sounds of silence are a dim recollection now, like mystery, privacy and paying attention to one thing — or one person — at a time

    Maureen Dowd
  • McChrystal's defenders at the Pentagon were making the case Tuesday that the president and his men—(the McChrystal snipers spared Hillary)—must put aside their hurt feelings about being painted as weak sisters. Obama should not fire the serially insubordinate general, they reasoned, because that would undermine the mission in Afghanistan, and if that happens, then Obama would be further weakened.So the commander in chief can be bad-mouthed as weak by the military but then he can't punish the military because that would make him weak? It's the same sort of pass-the-Advil vicious circle reasoning the military always uses

    Maureen Dowd
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