Washington Independent blogger Spencer Ackerman, being of a different mettle than those who MSNBC's Joe Scarborough accuses of being "Cheeto eaters," is reporting this week from Afghanistan, where he has successfully surmounted bureaucratic obstacles and made his way from Kabul to Forward Operating Base Salerno in the province of Khost. You can read about his trip to FOB Salerno, here.
Spencer's ability to communicate stateside is obviously heavily circumscribed, but one person he has contacted today was Jezebel's Megan Carpentier. Interestingly, at the time, Ackerman related that the biggest threat he was facing at his destination was "not from al Qaeda or Taliban but from ... wolves." According to Carpentier, "packs of them" are "howling outside the media area."
This is noteworthy, because regardless of how one chooses to acknowledge or pooh-pooh Governor Sarah Palin's foreign policy expertise, she has a solid record of really taking the fight to wolves.