Tuesday, April 29, 2008

There On Him Like White On Wright

The MSM has decided that Obama has to be brought down a peg and are looking for any excuse. You know you have to keep that "boy" in his place.

I am with John Cole on this.

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Surge, Purge, Pause...

I've been wanting to write something about the Congressional hearings concerning the Surge in Iraq. But Silent Patriot said what I wanted to convey: (emphasis mine)

The “debate” over the surge has always perplexed me. We can all acknowledge that violence has mainly decreased. One doesn’t need a masters degree in foreign affairs to know that flooding more troops in would help cause that. The real issue is whether (a) the levels are sustainable — they’re not — and (b) whether the “surge” has achieved the intended result of providing the Iraqi government the breathing room needed to make the essential political progress — it hasn’t. Furthermore, the relative decrease in violence has just as much to do with troop levels as it does with ethnic cleansing, physical separation of varying sects, millions of Iraqi refugees, and millions of dollars in bribe money being doled out. By every meaningful measure, the surge has been a failure, providing breathing room only to President Bush so that he can pass along the disaster he started to the next President. Then again, that was probably the goal all along.

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Walkin' To New Orleans

The lovely Mrs. Bobbob and I spent last weekend in New Orleans. I had visited New Orleans about 33 years ago (don't remember much about it)and my wife has never been there. Had a great time. If you have been apprehensive about going there after Katrina, don't be. Go.

I heard somewhere that a visit to New Orleans rearranges your DNA. I believe that is true. We are planning another trip as soon as possible.