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Bring the pane (II): The sequel

Today my friend and former cubicle-mate Joby Warrick reports that the killing of a Jordanian intelligence official in last week’s Khost bombing is "offering a rare window" (on page one!) into the assistance the government of Jordan provides the U.S. government in the Middle East. We are offering Joby Wan Kanobi a free "get out ...

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Today my friend and former cubicle-mate Joby Warrick reports that the killing of a Jordanian intelligence official in last week's Khost bombing is "offering a rare window" (on page one!) into the assistance the government of Jordan provides the U.S. government in the Middle East.

We are offering Joby Wan Kanobi a free "get out of cliché jail" card because it must be hard to write a story about intelligence in the Middle East while suffering a screaming hangover.   

(HT to Father Andrew Sullivan for weird Star Wars stuff)  

Today my friend and former cubicle-mate Joby Warrick reports that the killing of a Jordanian intelligence official in last week’s Khost bombing is "offering a rare window" (on page one!) into the assistance the government of Jordan provides the U.S. government in the Middle East.

We are offering Joby Wan Kanobi a free "get out of cliché jail" card because it must be hard to write a story about intelligence in the Middle East while suffering a screaming hangover.   

(HT to Father Andrew Sullivan for weird Star Wars stuff)  

Thomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at ricksblogcomment@gmail.com. Twitter: @tomricks1

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