I don't understand much about economics and even managed to sleep through most of a Milton Friedman introductory course as an undergraduate, though I probably do know more than Governor Palin, who has felt compelled to provide expert commentary. But even I do understand in a childlike way that that the past seven years have... Read More
Phil Giraldi is a former CIA Case Officer and Army Intelligence Officer who spent twenty years overseas in Europe and the Middle East working terrorism cases. He holds a BA with honors from the University of Chicago and an MA and PhD in Modern History from the University of London. In addition to TAC, where he has been a contributing editor for nine years, he writes regularly for Antiwar.com. He is currently Executive Director of the Council for the National Interest and resides with his wife of 32 years in Virginia horse country close to his daughters and grandchildren.