The Council Has Spoken!


The Watcher’s Council has announced its picks for the most outstanding posts of the preceding week. The winning Council post was Joshuapundit’s post, “Between Iraq and a Hard Place—Why We Went, How It Got So Screwed Up, and Where We’re Going—Part 2”. I disagree with Freedom Fighter’s interpretation of events in a number of particulars and we have a side-bet going on U. S. withdrawal from Iraq but it’s certainly a thought-provoking post. Second place honors went to Right Wing Nut House’s “Death of a Titan”. Rick Moran’s reflections on the death of historian Arthur Schlesinger are definitely worth reading.

The winning non-Council post was Websurdity’s post, “Uncomfortable Question: Was the Death Star Attack an Inside Job?”. Tied for second place were SWJ Blog’s post, “Iraq Trip Report” (dry title; probably the best status report on Iraq this year from any source) and Kerplunk—Shaken Not Stirred’s, “10 Institutions That Ruin the World—#1”. I can’t say I’m in complete agreement with this post, a pillorying of the UN, but, obviously, some Council members disagree with me.

The complete results are here.

A position on the Watcher’s Council has become available. If you have a blog, consider applying. The rules are here.

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Dave Schuler
About Dave Schuler
Over the years Dave Schuler has worked as a martial arts instructor, a handyman, a musician, a cook, and a translator. He's owned his own company for the last thirty years and has a post-graduate degree in his field. He comes from a family of politicians, teachers, and vaudeville entertainers. All-in-all a pretty good preparation for blogging. He has contributed to OTB since November 2006 but mostly writes at his own blog, The Glittering Eye, which he started in March 2004.