October 05, 2005

Introduction and Brief Commentary

First of all, an introduction is probably in order for those who don't already know me. As I'm too lazy to come up with a new one, here is the same one I sent Greg:

"Dan Darling is a consultant for the Manhattan Institute's Center for Policing Terrorism and an occasional contributor to the Weekly Standard magazine. He is also a 22 year-old student at Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Missouri, where he is currently completing his undergraduate degree in political science."

That's about the long and the short of it. Not as detailed or qualified as Greg or Eric, mind you, but hopefully just as interesting. As noted above, I do write on occasion for the Weekly Standard and am fortunate enough to have a piece out today on Brigadier General Qassem Suleimani. Compiled entirely from open sources, the general point of the piece is that if even half of what the open source information says about the activities of Brigadier General Suleimani is to be believed, it is long past time we started including this element in the public discussion of how we deal with Iran.

Another thing that needs to emphasized with regard to Brigadier General Suleimani is that he is not a pariah as far as the Iranian regime is concerned. Indeed, it is he and his fellow travelers among the most radical elements of the Revolutionary Guards that were so key with regard to ascension of Ahmadinejad.

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"Dan Darling is a consultant for the Manhattan Institute's Center for Policing Terrorism and an occasional contributor to the Weekly Standard magazine. He is also a 22 year-old student at Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Missouri, where he is currently completing his undergraduate degree in political science."


Dan, may I ask how you are a 'consultant' for the Manhattan Institute? 'completing his undergraduate degree ' is usually not quite the qualification to be a consultant, and the age of 22 implies that you don't have much other experience.

Posted by: Barry at October 7, 2005 09:11 PM | Permalink to this comment Permalink
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