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Questions: Is Obama losing the foreign felon vote? Which general was at Burning Man? And an Army general smackdown?

Conrad Black, the Canadian publisher convicted of fraud and obstruction of justice, denounces President Obama. Luckily for Obama, most felons, as well as most foreigners, can’t vote in American elections, so he’s probably not worrying about the non-American convict demographic. Meanwhile, man-about-town Gen. Wes Clark (ret.) was sighted at Burning Man, apparently hanging with a ...

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Conrad Black, the Canadian publisher convicted of fraud and obstruction of justice, denounces President Obama. Luckily for Obama, most felons, as well as most foreigners, can’t vote in American elections, so he’s probably not worrying about the non-American convict demographic.

Meanwhile, man-about-town Gen. Wes Clark (ret.) was sighted at Burning Man, apparently hanging with a former lyricist for the Grateful Dead.

Speaking of generals, my CNAS colleague, Lt. Gen. David Barno (ret.), in today’s Wash Post gives Maj. Gen. Robert Scales a spanking on civil-military grounds. RLTW.

(Hat tip to Jen. Hi, Max!)

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. @tomricks1

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