The quote of the day actually comes from the June 14 article in the New York Times concerning the new report from the London School of Economics (yes, economics) about the Taliban’s intimate ties to the Pakistan’s intelligence service, the ISI.

Here’s the quote:

"I am skeptical of this sort of sensational discovery that seems to do better than U.S. intelligence."

Spare me! It’s long been well known (even to US intelligence) that the Taliban was created by and is sponsored by Pakistan. The LSE report makes fascinating reading.

At today’s Senate hearing, General David Petraeus lost consciousness, or fainted, or just plain keeled over while Senator McCain was haranguing him. Maybe he was thinking about the LSE. You can read the LSE’s whole report at its website.