Tuesday, December 19, 2006

It was a war on terror, a war against "islamic fascists," and now an "ideological war." This guy plants more memes than Iowans plant corn, or Afghanis plant poppies or....something. Help me out!

Friday, December 15, 2006

Border fence firm snared for hiring illegal workers. Need I say more? Must I? Okay, I will. My entire family will be here in the Bay Area for the holidays! That includes members from Paris, Berlin and Oshkosh (ok, Paris France but Berlin, Wisconsin, not Germany). I am so excited I could just poop!

Wednesday, December 06, 2006

Ok, so I stand corrected about the Iraq study report. I've read about halfway and so far it's looking like 160 pages of honest accounting of the situation over there. 3,000 dead Iraqis per month? All of this talk about how 9/11 changes everything...I have to ask: 3,000 innocents here in America died on 9/11, and that same amount of Iraqi civilians have died...each and every month since 2003? Nothing has changed. It's the same old shoot first, ask questions later mentality that the Bush administration engaged in. If they were true to the maxim that a different kind of world requires a different kind of response, I wonder what would have happened had this report come out before we invaded Iraq? I wonder. All we have done is to react in the same way that nations have reacted since history was recorded, which is to kick some ass and continue the cycle of violence.

This is not to say that by us not doing that, that Al Qaeda would not continue to try and kill Americans at home and abroad. But by reacting the way we did, we've perversely given them way more power than they ever would have had.
Ok, so I stand corrected about the Iraq study report. I've read about halfway and so far it's looking like 160 pages of honest accounting of the situation over there. 3,000 dead Iraqis per month? All of this talk about how 9/11 changes everything...I have to ask: 3,000 innocents here in America died on 9/11, and more than 10x that (and that's being conservative) of Iraqi civilians have died. Nothing has changed. It's the same old shoot first, ask questions later mentality that the Bush administration engaged in. If they were true to the maxim that a different kind of world requires a different kind of response, I wonder what would have happened had this report come out before we invaded Iraq? I wonder.

Sunday, December 03, 2006

Why do I get the feeling that this Iraq "study group" is about to publish a 400 page report that can be translated into three simple words: Stay the course?