May 30th, 2004

Scorpion

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"I ordered first a substantial increase in the training and equipment of South Vietnamese forces.... The primary mission of our troops is to enable the South Vietnamese forces to assume the full responsibility for the security of South Vietnam."
-President Richard M. Nixon, on his Vietnamization policy, Nov. 3, 1969.

"Eventually [Iraqi forces] must be the primary defenders of Iraqi security, as American and coalition forces are withdrawn.... At my direction, and with the support of Iraqi authorities, we are accelerating our program to help train Iraqis to defend their country."
-President George W. Bush, U.S. Army War College speech, May 24, 2004.

(From an editorial by Colbert I. King.)
Scorpion

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News/karaoke update/other stuff, later, when I have the energy for it.

Horked from the futon critic:

BRAT PACK CONFIDENTIAL (VH1, New!) - Windmill Entertainment and Von Zerneck/Sertner Films are developing a four-hour mini-series at the cable channel about the adolescent years of 1980s stars Molly Ringwald, Judd Nelson, Charlie Sheen, Emilio Estevez, Rob Lowe and Demi Moore. Andrew Pulver and Steven Davies's book "Brat Pack Confidential" will serve as the basis of the project with Windmill's Craig Nevius writing the adaptation. No other details were available.

THE LIBRARIAN (TNT) - Noah Wyle ("ER") has signed on for the title role of upcoming telefilm, the first of a potential movie franchise for the cable channel, about the guardian of a repository of mythical artifacts (ranging from the Golden Fleece to the Ark of the Covenant) beneath the New York Public Library. Peter Winther, a second unit director on "The Patriot" and "Godzilla," will helm the project, which is executive produced by Dean Devlin's Electric Entertainment and written by David Titcher ("Around the World in 80 Days"). Electric executives Marc Roskin and Kearie Peak will also serve as executive producers on the project, which is expected to bow in December of this year.