I happened to be right at the apex of the Williamsburg Bridge when I heard an extreme bass thrumming, I knew it was something unusual. I looked north. Two Osprey helicopters heading right at me is more than unusual. I barely had time to get my camera out and aim where I hoped it would be, as this military helicopter went directly overhead. When I first saw them approaching from the north their rotors were in the vertical position, pulling them along like a prop aircraft. As they went overhead the blades went horizontal. Part of Fleet Week, I’m sure.
Today, many of us are hearing from General Petraeus that “significant” progress is being made in Afghanistan. We have heard it before. Military and civilian leaders have, for years, told lawmakers and the public that they were making “progress” in Afghanistan.
“Belief is the absence of fact.”
“Politics are for the rich, revolution is for the poor, and most revolutionaries are closet aristocrats.”
“Are your feet tired, because you’ve been running through my mind all day long.”
“I think I might be tapped out.”