I wrote this diary in February, for the film Sir! No Sir! blog, which I edit - militarylies.typepad.com. I decided to not to post it, because it was not focused on the struggles of American servicemen, except in so far as it attempted to account for why the punditocracy that explain the world to the rest of us had decided to drop the war in Iraq in favor of a Britney binge. This was later replaced by primaries, however now these are over, I expect the media elite will return to Britney as the quintessential cultural commodity, a folk devil whose actions in public must be condemned to maintain moral order and avoid a panic.
On January 23, the Center for Public Integrity