CLANCY-PERLE CAGE MATCH….I’m disappointed to learn that famed military novelist Tom Clancy “almost came to blows” with neocon hawk Richard Perle over Clancy’s lack of support for the Iraq war. I’ve always respected Clancy as a guy who sticks up for what he believes in, but that’s inexcusable behavior and I think Clancy has some explaining to do.

Why “almost”?