February 19, 2009

All Quiet on the Eastern Front

Many of you -- an almost shocking number of you -- have sent me worried emails after reading rumors on the Internet and even in newspapers about a violent attack against me and two of my colleagues in a country that is known for its occasional violence. I am fine, as are the others. I sincerely appreciate the concern for my safety, but there is no need to worry.

I haven't yet read an account that gets all the details right, and the most compelling details are naturally missing from every second- and eleventh-hand report that's bouncing around. I'll be home in a few days and will publish the real story. Only three people in the world can tell you the real story, and until then I suggest you refrain from taking the global gossip mill at its word.

Posted by Michael J. Totten at February 19, 2009 10:29 PM
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The main questions most people seem confused about are the following:
1. Was Christopher Hitchens sober when he started applying the woad?
2. Were all the sheep of legal age? (In Lebanon, of course.)
3. How many Japanese schoolgirls did you count in the second cab?
4. When did you first notice that Gary Coleman had joined your party?
Other than those issues, the reports seem remarkably cogent, coherent, and collaborative.
Remind me to bring a sap next time we go out. Seriously.
Posted by: Patrick S Lasswell at February 20, 2009 1:41 pm
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