I guess I don't get it even though I was saddened when Elvis died. Two TAC blog items (admittedly Kara's was somewhat scathing) attracting twenty comments on Michael Jackson the self-styled King of Pop. Is there a more bizarre figure in recent American pop culture? Dangling the baby out the window, a walking exhibit of... 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.