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I read several interesting articles recently regarding assistance given for a school for the blind in Iraq. http://www.boston.com/news/local/breaking_news/2008/09/perkins_school.html
[asset|aid=946|format=image|formatter=asset|title=2884214937_50881b23e6.jpg|width=227|height=132|align=left|resizable=true]The War in Iraq cost the United States $845 billion in March, and the price tag keeps rising. It is concievable that we will be one trillion dollars in debt by the end of the Bush administration by simulatenously fighting two wars, and it's not hurting just taxpayers, but soldiers and their families.
Like many people I wondered if Joe Biden was a good choice for Barack Obama. However after reading a CNN article which analyzes the first national poll taken after Obama’s selection of Biden I don't think so. http://www.cnn.com/2008/POLITICS/08/24/election.2008.poll/index.html
SDS members at the University of Alabama were arrested after performing street theatre about the Iraq War which doubled as advertising for an upcoming speaker from Iraq Veterans Against the War. From the AP:
Campus police detained the four from about 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.
before taking them to jail and they were released after
posting bond around midnight, Stainer said.
The demonstration began when the four, dressed as soldiers,
entered the Ferguson Center Friday afternoon and began
yelling and cursing, The Crimson White reported Monday.
(hat-tip Open Left)
Tony Blair recently announced that Great Britain would begin a pullout of 1600 troops from Iraq. Denmark and Lithuania announced they would likely pull out their forces as well (that's a loss of 53 Lithuanian soldiers). As the civil war in Iraq spins out of control, the Coalition of the Willing has become a bit less willing to engage in a failed and misguided war.
Surely this loss of support is a blow to the Bush administration's plan of escalation of US forces in Iraq...at least one would think. The White House, however, declared Britain's withdrawal a "sign of success."
It's not fair or balanced. The liberal media is obsessed with covering the death and destruction and failed policies in Iraq when they should be devoting even more time to important issues--like whether Speaker Pelosi should be permitted to use a plane that can make it from DC to San Francisco without having land and fill-up on gas. The media only devoted an entire two days to "AIR-OGANT NANCY" (to borrow an unbiased headline from the NY Post). If the Pelosi story only gets two days, then the civil war in Iraq should only get two days: That's what fair and balanced is. Sarcasm stops after the tab.