February 25, 2005
Slovokia's Prime Minister comments on media bias
This post over at the Captain's Quarters shows that we have at least some people who are sympathetic to America's efforts in Iraq. Captain Ed at CQ does a good job of researching this and he references his sources (always a good thing when judging the legitimacy of a report). The post is worth reading, and the blog is worth checking out on a regular basis . . .
February 23, 2005
Here is an interesting article about the Taliban in Afganistan. It looks quite hopeful over there since the elections. My hope is that Iraq sees the same thing happen in 2-4 months.
February 22, 2005
The year's 10 most underreported stories
February 21, 2005
GMail Invites available
I have a limited amount of GMail invitations (you can only get GMail email accounts by invitation, right now, while it is in beta). If you would like one, just let me know at "accidental dot thought AT gmail dot com". Or leave me a comment.
"Our Man in Brussels"
This post, by New Sisyphus, is a commentary on President Bush's speech in Brussels. It also contains the text of the speech. Here is an excerpt of the commentary:
The absolute highlight of the speech was, however, when the President remarked that “governments must invest in the health and education of their people, and take responsibility for solving problems instead of simply blaming others.”
He gets it. He really, really gets it. You can comb through fifty issues of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Policy before you’d get a surer sign that the man who dictates our foreign policy knows the reality on the ground, the reason the Arab media harps so relentlessly on Israel and the United States.
It is a long post, but it certainly is an instructive and reassuring commentary about Bush's foreign policy. Well worth reading!
February 18, 2005
Soldiers' Angels is an organization that supports our troops in many ways and comes highly recommended by Greyhawk at The Mudville Gazette. Greyhawk has just recently returned from deployment in Iraq and has nothing but good words to say about them.
February 17, 2005
Click here to read John Stossel's thought provoking article about farm subsidies.
Tikrit’s ISF participate in free Iraqi elections
Why VietPundit and I are Republican
This post is a succinct summation that really makes a lot of sense to me. I've always been proud of the fact that I am an independent politically. But the truth of the matter is that I have been voting Republican (at least in national elections) for more than 20 years . . . and now I realize why . . .
This article is a must-read for many of today's moms. I'll try to insure that my lovely Lady reads it, too. [But she has yet to read my blog, so I will have to use other means to lure her into reading it . . . heh.]
UPDATE: My Lovely Lady did, in fact, read the article. She hasn't said much about it, though, so I'm not sure if I'm in trouble . . . or just lucky to be alive?
February 16, 2005
This post at Iraq the Model is written by two Iraqi citizens. It describes a horrifying new technique that those cowardly, evil, terrorists in Iraq are increasingly using.
Good News From Iraq, Part 21
Chrenkoff continues his reporting of good news coming out of Iraq with Part 21 of his bi-weekly series.
Iraq: The next step in the process
Sorry I've been away . . .
I apologize for not posting as often lately as I have in the past. Work has been a challenge and the girls keep us pretty booked up most of the rest of the time.
Belated happy Valentine's Day.
Also happy birthday to my Mom, who shares her birthday with President Lincoln.
February 12, 2005
Why They Fight
This is definitely worth reading. It is written by one of our soldiers who has recently returned from Iraq. She describes her reaction to the Iraqi elections.
February 10, 2005
VietPundit, a Vietnamese-American who immigrated to the US in 1982, provides an interesting perspective on the American intervention in Vietnam. This is in stark contrast to what we all heard about Vietnam in the seventies (and since then, for that matter). It could very well be applied to the US intervention in Iraq, as well. It is an interesting perspective when contrasted with the cacophony raised by several outspoken -- but very jaded and cynical -- American politicians today.
Am I being too cynical about these cynical Americans (Kennedy, Reid, Kerry, etc.)?
February 08, 2005
Pentagon Sets Rules of Engagement for Journalists
February 04, 2005
The amusing "diary" of John "Cody" Adam entitled 'Toy Soldiers'. You've got to go to TCS and read the real story of this action figure's kidnapping by terrorists . . .
Free Iraqi: The best Eid I ever had.
Ali, from Baghdad, has a memorable post entitled The best Eid I ever had. It is about the free election day that took place in Iraq on Sunday.
The 'Exit Strategy' Democrats
This is a well thought out editorial in the Wall Street Journal. Why doesn't everyone believe the same thing about our 'esteemed' Democrat leaders in Washington? It is painfully obvious to me that said 'leaders' are suffering from various degrees of dementia! Go read it -- the editorial says it much better than I ever could . . .