"...Iraq looks more doomed from inside the base than it does outside on the street, and it looks more doomed from across the Atlantic than it does from inside the base...."Michael J. Totten. Read it all.
Tuesday, August 28, 2007
Monday, August 27, 2007
With that said, I don't check in with them often on the web, and I really can't explain why.
So, here is a nugget meant to account for my previous deficiencies. Emanuel makes the same point that Michal Yon has been making for some time: The Surge is working.
And, I will hope you'll join me in checking in with TAS online more often.
Personally, and without offering a full endorsement yet, as of now, I'm more of a Fred Thompson guy. He's gonna have to shit-or-get-off-the-pot soon, and his campaign has shown some indications of internal disarray, but he's at the top of my list today.
Sunday, August 26, 2007
Thursday, August 23, 2007
Now it appears that "Momentum [is] shifting to [the] GOP in Iraq debate". (courtesy of Glenn) The Democrat's strategy of militarily losing is also becoming a political loser. Bush will make use of this, but it will be interesting to see if, when, and how strongly one of the Republican candidates will do the same.
Update: Ace says the Democrats are caught in a quagmire. Imagine that.
Wednesday, August 22, 2007
Tuesday, August 21, 2007
And now, again unsolicited, Theo rewards me with a Theo-launch. My traffic has almost quadrupled to the stratospheric levels of 40--Yes. 40--visitors in one day. [Said with a wink, for those who aren't getting it.]
So. Welcome, Theo-logians, Spark-plugs, or whatever you may call yourselves. I only will occasionally offer the "totty" that Theo does, and do end up taking breaks for one reason or another, but I hope you'll look around a bit, and enjoy what you find.
Monday, August 20, 2007
Sunday, August 19, 2007
First, two caveats...
- I missed the first couple minutes of Fox News Sunday this morning.
- Maybe it was just this week, but NBC's Meet the Press started on the half hour this morning, and I entirely missed the first half.
I noticed that the bulk of the discussion on these two shows this morning was tied up with Karl Rove (the guest on both), and of course, electoral politics. The Media Organ of the Democrats, and liberals, criticized the Bush administration for what it was pursuing with Padilla.
Yet, not one word on the conviction of Jose Padilla. Why no outrage at his conviction? Are they not still concerned about civil rights?
Thursday, August 16, 2007
And internet-friend has been predicting all sorts of bad things for the past 5 years. His basic premise (which is all that I understand) is that the Fed. and other Central Banks, when they get in trouble, just start printing money.
The US Fed, as well as others around the world, have been injecting money into their systems willy-nilly, over the past week or so. In addition, Bernanke is under pressure to decrease interest rates, as a means to bail out those who are exposed to failing sub-prime mortgages. We're getting squeezed from both ends, and the balloon is about to burst.
Hang on, fellas. We're in for a bumpy ride.
Tuesday, August 14, 2007
Call it the Medium Time. Someone I don't know, and frankly, have never heard of, has recommended my humble blog as one of "a few newish blogs recently, and have decided to commend them to your attention".
So, thank you, kind Fran Porretto. I don't know you, and don't know how you came upon my meager writings, but the recommendation is quite generous. I hope I can live up to your readers' standards.
And if you're here from this kind recommendation from Eternity Road, then I hope you'll dig through the archives. I am especially proud of this post from back in October. It was written as a response on a Forum I frequent (which shall go unnamed). I believe it's length prevented me from posting it there, so I put it up here instead. I wrote about the effect of Elizabeth Edwards' cancer on her husband's campaign here. It's nothing political, but if you can stand a travelogue, and are remotely interested in a photogenic part of Arizona, the family and I recently hiked to Havasu Falls.
Imagine my surprise when I find that I've had six readers here today. SIX! To my humble and largely unread blog.
But moreso, one of them turned out to be from Halliburton! Gasp!! What will my liberal readers [**Sniff....As if...**] do when they find out?
Dau#2 moves into the dorm tomorrow and school starts next week. The extra flying won't last forever, and I'll be back putting up links to far-more-clever and connected bloggers than I.
Tuesday, August 07, 2007
The Fox News coverage of a news conference with Bob Murray, the unhinged company president who rails against the United Mine Workers, media, hovering helicopters, emergency equipment, etc. Somebody will put this up on YouTube. I'll try to find it and add it later.
Monday, August 06, 2007
I know it'w wrong and stupid to base your political principles on polling, but it makes one wonder if Pelosi and Reid even read the things.
Barak Obama is an example here. Unlike most other Democrats, he has opposed the Iraq War from the start, and been critical of Hillary Clinton's position on her vote to go to Iraq. Despite the consistent predictions that leaving would result in carnage, he wants us out of Iraq now.
Yet, now, with the aim of eliminating al Qaeda hideouts in Waziristan, he says he would invade Pakistan. He'd invade an ally. He'd invade a nuclear ally.
We're winning in Iraq. The Surge is working. Leaving now (or in the foreseeable future) would undo that. He'd invade an ally. Does Obama really expect that no consequences would fall out of these decisions? He'd have us lose a fight we are winning and enter a fight that we might not have to stones to win.
This is an Upside-Down, Alice-through-the-Looking-Glass view of things.