Monday, June 23, 2008


In elementary school we had a period of the day known as D.E.A.R which stood for "Drop Everything and Read."

Anyways, this is what I'm reading now:

Ghost Wars: The Secret History of the CIA, Afghanistan, and Bin Laden, from the Soviet Invasion to September 10, 2001

As I understand it, this book is considered one of the most well researched histories of our involvement in the middle-east. I've found it to be quite valuable in gaining some insight into how we gain influence (less Rambo, more bags of money), but I've had difficulty keeping some of the Arabic names straight.

1 comment:

BBL Jr said...

They must have trouble with those names to because it seems they all use Mohammed.