The second element was Al Qaeda in Iraq (AQI). The people were getting tired of all the violence in the neighborhoods, of things blowing up and getting innocents killed. Every time something happened, we’d say “AQI did this too you. I had a really similar incident. I had learned about blood types in school. My parents had a record of my blood type so I asked my parents what they were to see what the outcomes could have been.
I really feel like Sonja feels lonely and cast aside since her divorce. I think she feels unwanted and undesirable so she overcompensates. She doesn seem to have a purpose and she doesn have much freedom in her choices (financially, with her daughter, everything wrapped up in her (still pending???) settlement, not being able to sell her townhouse despite listing it more than once, being on the outs with her friends, having issues with sobriety (no judgement)).
I was the head of the Criminal Division and I was part of the immediate response to prevent that from happening again. In looking back on that I realized that in the ’90s we spent an enormous amount of time pursuing issues involving the Clintons’ associations back in Arkansas in the ’80s, Whitewater and other things, and we didn’t spend nearly the same amount of time on what bin Laden was up to and others were up to in the region. And it reminded me that you know the ability to spend an inordinate amount of time chasing small peccadilloes is a luxury we only have in a world at peace.
I had issues too. Watching the previous three World Cups while I grew up had only involved negotiating a later bed time with mum and dad in 1986 (difficult but possible), wrestling the TV remote off my sister in 1990 (harder) or ignoring impending exams in 1994 (all too easy). This was the first time, as a supposedly mature adult, that I had the problem of work clashing with important games, and I’m afraid to say I handled it with the same sort of professionalism (or lack of it) that put Hoddle off Gazza..
Have lunch here if you skip Jerome. This place will give you the entire New Age Sedona vibe in one go, plus it delicious. Or you could opt for this place that has an amazing Mexican restaurant plus the best fudge shop. September 30, 1972: Clemente doubles against the New York Mets in his last game of the season, marking career hit 3,000. He is the first Latin player and just the 11th in baseball history (at that time) to reach the milestone. He dedicates the hit to “the Pittsburgh fans and to the people in Puerto Rico.”.