Dean Barnett introduces the Nancy Boyda Award, recognizing those who refuse to listen to good news about Iraq.
Number of comments: 0 Add comment
July 31st, 2007 by admindude
Good to know the Democrats support the troops with such fervor:
“According to (Democratic House Majority Whip) Clyburn, a strongly positive report by Petraeus would be ‘a real big problem for us.’ Clyburn’s candor may be commendable, but it’s unfortunate that the Dems regard strongly positive news from Iraq as a problem.”
Sure, there’s lots to cheer about right now with regards to Iraq and the world. From the Iraqi soccer team pulling out a miracle upset to the New York Times waking up to reality, things are really starting to turn the corner there.
But military guru Thomas P.M. Barnett reminds us of this sobering reality:
“But I’ve always found calling it ‘our war’ and worrying about our ‘victory’ seemed odd and out of place.
It’s Iraq’s ‘peace’ that’s being fought over, and who’ll get to control that. (Emphasis mine)
From a Washington Post video interview yesterday with the Democrats’ Number Three man in the House…
Reporter: “What if Gen. Petraeus comes back in September and says, ‘This [surge] is working very, very well at this point. We would be foolish to back away at this point.'”Do the Democrats really want to position themselves so that a victory for America is a tragedy for their party?
Rep. James Clyburn (D-SC), Democratic Majority Whip: “That would be a real big problem for us, no question about that.”
They share a similar art-punk aesthetic with fellow Londoner’s Bloc Party (who’s sophomore album “A Weekend in the City” is one of my favorites this year). Here’s the video for a track from The Rakes most recent album, “Ten New Messages” titled “We Danced Together”.
The troops are feeling the love in Seattle…
42 tires slashed at Army recruiting office in Silverdale; student arrestedNow can I question their patriotism?
SILVERDALE — A college student was arrested Sunday in the slashing of 42 tires on 13 government vehicles in an Army recruiting office parking lot, saying he was angry about the war in Iraq, authorities said…
He told deputies he decided to slash the tires of Army recruiting vehicles because he “hated the military and the government and the war we were in.”
[Daily Kos readers] think that the news media is right-leaning, and you have to be quite insane to reach that viewpoint. We’re talking “Psychologist Running Out of the Room Screaming, ‘Don’t Let Him Touch Me and Get His Crazy on Me!'” insane.
— Blogger Frank J., imao.us