Our Watcher’s Council Nominations – Hitting The Jackpot Edition

Welcome to the Watcher’s Council, a blogging group consisting of some of the most incisive blogs in the ‘sphere, and the longest running group of its kind in existence. Every week, the members nominate two posts each, one written by themselves and one written by someone from outside the group for consideration by the whole Council.Then we vote on the best two posts, with the results appearing on Friday morning.

Council News:

We regret to announce the departure of our friend Brent of The Right Planet, who resigned his seat on the Council and is taking a hiatus from writing to concentrate on other matters. We all wish him well and will miss him, although we look forward to him continuing to be a valued part of the Council community.

That also means that there is now a vacant seat on the Watcher’s Council. Interested parties should leave their site names and contact info (which of course won’t be published) in the comments section.

You can, too! Want to see your work appear on the Watcher’s Council homepage in our weekly contest listing? Didn’t get nominated by a Council member? No worries.

To bring something to my attention, simply head over to Joshuapundit and post the title and a link to the piece you want considered along with an e-mail address (mandatory, but of course it won’t be published) in the comments section no later than Monday 6PM PST in order to be considered for our honorable mention category. Then return the favor by creating a post on your site linking to the Watcher’s Council contest for the week when it comes out on Wednesday morning

Simple, no?

It’s a great way of exposing your best work to Watcher’s Council readers and Council members while grabbing the increased traffic and notoriety. And how good is that, eh?

So, let’s see what we have for you this week….

Council Submissions

Non-Council Submissions

Enjoy! And don’t forget to like us on Facebook and follow us Twitter..’cause we’re cool like that!And don’t forget to tune in Friday for the results!

Ralph Peters’ Advice For US in Afghanistan: “Smite Fart!” (Video)

The global war on terror took an foul turn on Fox News today when the usually well-spoken Lt. Col. Ralph Peters (ret.) made a humorous verbal gaffe in a discussion about the U.S. war in Afghanistan..

Peters was on America’s Newsroom, to give his take on the Pentagon’s recent forecast that “it may take decades until an American presence is no longer needed in Afghanistan.”

Lt. Col. Ralph Peters sounded a pessimistic tone, saying the U.S. won’t be withdrawing troops anytime soon because “we keep lying to ourselves…about the enemy.”

“We’re faced with this malignant cancer of Islamist terrorism, and told ourselves it’s just a skin rash.”

Peters gave his prescription to deal with the cancer:   “We can’t afford to dump money on these problems anymore, we’ve got to smite fart!” he said with gusto.

Talk about your “unconventional warfare,” huh?

Immediately realizing his mistake, he laughingly corrected himself: “Fight smart!

Fox News host Heather Childers graciously offered some cover, “we understand what you’re saying.”
“Yeah, that was interesting,” Peters laughed.