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Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Tuesday's links and comments

Here are a few articles and comments for a Tuesday:

Paul Greenberg pokes fun at congressional ignorance of the history of the CIA. A general in charge of the CIA? Shocking!
Some of the honorables in Congress are shocked - shocked! - that George W. Bush would nominate a military man to head the Central Intelligence Agency. To quote Saxby Chambliss, a Republican congressman from Georgia, Gen. Michael Hayden's military background would be a "major problem." How's that again? Wasn't Stansfield Turner, an admiral, head of the CIA back in the Carter administration? Indeed, at last count, 13 of the 19 directors of the agency had served in the military at some time before their appointment. In the agency's early days, it was almost assumed a military man would head it.

Cal Thomas has a column about declining morale in Iraq.
Morale is slipping in Iraq. Fighters are growing doubtful of success. A comprehensive strategy for winning the conflict is nonexistent.

Is this an assessment of the U.S. military? No, it is an assessment about the insurgents who oppose the elected Iraqi government. While U.S. opinion polls show a growing number of Americans are pessimistic about the prosecution of the war, documents authored by an al-Qaida operative and seized by U.S. soldiers during an April 16 raid in the Yusufiyah area (12 miles south of Baghdad) offer hope to the American side that success may be closer than we think.

I normally would not be agreement with these particular congressmen, but something does need to be done about the atrocities in Darfur.
Seven members of the Congressional Black Caucus were arrested at the Embassy of Sudan Tuesday, after protesting over atrocities in the Darfur region of the wartorn nation.
I'm not sure what they thought they'd accomplish by making fools of themselves and getting arrested.

Am I the only one who read this and immediately thought of taking out a Swiss bank account in Fidel's name?

I hear the president made a speech about immigration reform last night. I didn't watch it because of more important things to tend to (little league baseball). You can surf hundreds of websites to get analysis of his proposals. Chris at A Large Regular live blogged the speech and his take is as good as anyone elses. My own take from what I've read - Encourage your children to learn Spanish.

Speaking of children, my boy's team won for the first time last night. After they got spanked in their first two games I was getting concerned. They are sponsored by Gold Star Chili so we went there after the game. Mm-mm-good. I don't throw many commercials in here but since they paid for the uniforms I don't have a problem encouraging you all to stop in there and throw a little business their way.


Anonymous bob said...

Bill, I've thought for a long time that the only way for the U.S. to lose in Iraq is for us to give up. Most places in the media would have left you to believe that Our morale is slipping. This story shows how critical it is to stay positive at home if were going to finish the war correctly.

Congrats on the ballgame!

6:21 PM

Blogger LargeBill said...

You're very right and thanks.

6:38 PM


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