If the Shoe Fits

Monument to Bush shoe-throwing shines at Iraqi orphanage – CNN.com: “For the war-beaten orphans of the northern Iraqi city of Tikrit, this big old shoe fits. A monument to a shoe thrown at former President Bush is unveiled at the Tikrit Orphanage complex. A huge sculpture of the footwear hurled at President Bush in December …

Senior Iraqi backs Obama withdrawal plan – Yahoo! News

Senior Iraqi backs Obama withdrawal plan – Yahoo! News: “A senior Iraqi official on Thursday explicitly backed U.S. President-elect Barack Obama’s plans to withdraw combat troops from the country by mid-2010, Baghdad’s clearest endorsement yet of Obama’s exit strategy.” (Via Yahoo! News.) This was obvious to me. It seemed like Bush-McCain-Leiberman types all wanted to …

msnbc.com video: Biden on the Iraqi surge

msnbc.com video: Biden on the Iraqi surge: (Via MSNBC.com.) Now I know why he picked this guy, whoa. Zero hesitation and command of the details. Ideology? Nope.

Palin: Iraq war ‘a task that is from God’ – Yahoo! News

Palin: Iraq war ‘a task that is from God’ – Yahoo! News: “ANCHORAGE, Alaska – Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin told ministry students at her former church that the United States sent troops to fight in the Iraq war on a ‘task that is from God.’ In an address last June, the Republican vice presidential candidate …

More than Moving the Goalpost

Political Punch: “In Eugene, Ore., Saturday. Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-N.Y., attempted to change the measure by which anyone might assess who criticized the Iraq war first, her or Sen. Barack Obama, D-Ill., by saying those keeping records should start in January 2005, when Obama joined the Senate. (A measure that conveniently avoids her October 2002 …

Heavy Troop Deployments Are Called Major Risk – washingtonpost.com

Heavy Troop Deployments Are Called Major Risk – washingtonpost.com: “Senior Army and Marine Corps leaders said yesterday that the increase of more than 30,000 troops in Iraq and Afghanistan has put unsustainable levels of stress on U.S. ground forces and has put their readiness to fight other conflicts at the lowest level in years.” (Via …

Back like Jack & Breaking Faith

As recent entries indicate, I’m back after a short hiatus. This summer has been an eye opener and a rejuvenator. I was losing my desire to speak or write because I didn’t have much I really wanted to say. I felt I hadn’t really read enough or thought enough about certain issues, but all that has changed.