Rip-roaring spy tale

Our contributor Paul Jackson, in his Sunday Calgary Sun column, recounts some of the exploits of Len LeSchack, a former Naval Reserve officer who did some extraordinary things when working for the United States government. I won't spoil the fun of a quick read, but let's just say that the Cold War got very cold at times.

Mr. LeSchack is now head of an oil exploration company in Calgary, which somehow doesn't surprise me at all. Daring, guts, imagination, and vision are among the common denominators of his career. Given the paramount importance of Alberta's oil to reducing our dependence on Middle Eastern crude, I'd say Mr. LeSchack continues to serve our security interests.

Well—done, sir.

Thomas Lifson   3 19 06

Our contributor Paul Jackson, in his Sunday Calgary Sun column, recounts some of the exploits of Len LeSchack, a former Naval Reserve officer who did some extraordinary things when working for the United States government. I won't spoil the fun of a quick read, but let's just say that the Cold War got very cold at times.

Mr. LeSchack is now head of an oil exploration company in Calgary, which somehow doesn't surprise me at all. Daring, guts, imagination, and vision are among the common denominators of his career. Given the paramount importance of Alberta's oil to reducing our dependence on Middle Eastern crude, I'd say Mr. LeSchack continues to serve our security interests.

Well—done, sir.

Thomas Lifson   3 19 06