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March 28, 2006

1. US troops defend raid, say Iraqis faked “massacre” — Nonetheless — Iraq parties demand U.S. cede control — Sorry, Iraq, can’t do that. We broke you, now we got to fix you. And sometimes, the best way to fix a chaotically violent conflict where there is a void of centralized power, is to establish a soothing, democracy inspiring, long-term, foreign military presence. Even if it means exacerbating chaotic violence and perpetuating a power void.
2. US gets low marks in ‘battle of ideas’: Rumsfeld — Actually makes sense for a sentence, at least when paraphrased: Rumsfeld said there are many moderate Muslims and relatively few Muslim “violent extremists,” and the United States must find ways to encourage and support the moderates. — But, he doesn’t mean by behaving morally and letting our actions speak. He means by planting positive stories in the Iraqi press. Hey, Rummy, somehow my six beats your half-dozen.
3. Dirty bombs don’t concern me. But I’m cynical.
4. U.S. makes seized Iraqi documents public…posting them on the Internet in a step that is at once a nod to the Web’s power and an admission that U.S. intelligence resources are overloaded. And later on in the article: …intelligence officials say that they are giving each one a quick review to remove anything sensitive. — Releasing them all would be a really cool act of openness. Filtering them first… smacks of propaganda.
5. Earth Is at The Tipping Point — Global warming. Tipping point. The sky is falling. Enough already! I get it! My kids are screwed if we don’t adapt immediately, but our leaders are in terminal denial. I’m glad that sinkhole ate that SUV yesterday. I just wish it would have happened years ago, and more often.
6. An image.

  1. March 28, 2006 2:59 PM

    I saw that the American military commander said, “I think we just have a difference of perception…” as to what, exactly, constitutes a ‘mosque’. So the next time G.I.’s break into the First Lutheran Church with thier guns blazing, keep that in mind. To them it’s just a ‘community center’ hiding terrorists.

  2. March 28, 2006 6:28 PM

    Hey, guys. What did you think about Card’s resignation today? We know these guys don’t do anything without reason. I’ve read some speculation about Rove cooperating with the Plame investigation. Connection? Theories?

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