Like little stars.
The good news about Robert Gates: He seems to understand, better than most of his soon-to-be colleagues in the Bush administration, that the United States isn’t exactly on the road to victory in Iraq just now. As Gates’ confirmation hearing began this morning, Sen. Carl Levin asked him if the United States was winning in Iraq. His answer: “No, sir.”
The bad news about Robert Gates: Bush’s nominee to replace Donald Rusmfeld doesn’t seem to know, any better than any of his soon-to-be-colleagues in the Bush administration do, how the United States should proceed in Iraq now. “Our course over the next year or two will determine whether the American and Iraqi people and the next president of the United States will face a slowly and steadily improving situation in Iraq and in the region or will face the very real risk of a regional conflagration,” Gates told the Senate Armed Services Committee this morning.
Gates told the senators that “all options are on the table” for Iraq, but he wouldn’t say which options he’ll be advocating once he’s confirmed.
Like little stars.
World's best pie apple. Essential for Tarte Tatin. Has five prominent ribs.
So pretty. So early. So ephemeral. Tastes like strawberry candy (slightly).
My personal fave. Ultra-crisp. Graham cracker flavor. Should be famous. Isn't.
High flavored with notes of blood orange and allspice. Very rare.
Jefferson's favorite. The best all-purpose American apple.
New Hampshire's native son has a grizzled appearance and a strangely addictive curry flavor. Very, very rare.
Makes the best hard cider in America. Soon to be famous.
Freak seedling found in an Oregon field in the '60s has pink flesh and a fragrant strawberry snap. Makes a killer rose cider.
Ben Franklin's favorite. Queen Victoria's favorite. Only apple native to NYC.
Really does taste like pineapple.