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Mubarak and the good ship Freedom

Not only is Hosni Mubarak‘s yacht named "Freedom" — your tax dollars helped pay to refurbish it, reports the hard-working Adam Weinstein, another Jeopardy vet. Meanwhile, a friend of mine asks that everyone lay off the intel community for not predicting the course of events in Egypt. No one ever predicts revolution, he argues.

Motherjones.com
Motherjones.com
Motherjones.com

Not only is Hosni Mubarak's yacht named "Freedom" -- your tax dollars helped pay to refurbish it, reports the hard-working Adam Weinstein, another Jeopardy vet.

Meanwhile, a friend of mine asks that everyone lay off the intel community for not predicting the course of events in Egypt. No one ever predicts revolution, he argues.

Not only is Hosni Mubarak‘s yacht named "Freedom" — your tax dollars helped pay to refurbish it, reports the hard-working Adam Weinstein, another Jeopardy vet.

Meanwhile, a friend of mine asks that everyone lay off the intel community for not predicting the course of events in Egypt. No one ever predicts revolution, he argues.

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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