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Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Quote of the Day

Not Too Quickly, We Hope
"Roberts Follows Rehnquist's Path"--headline, CNN.com, Sept. 4
James Taranto, Best of the Web, September 7, 2005

Meanwhile, Back In The War

Good news out of Iraq:
U.S. Forces Give Iraqis Full Control Of Najaf
Move Is Seen as Step Toward Bigger Pullout
By Saad Sarhan and Omar Fekeiki, Special to The Washington Post

NAJAF, Iraq, Sept. 6 -- The U.S. military pulled hundreds of troops out of the southern city of Najaf on Tuesday, transferring security duties to Iraqi forces and sticking to a schedule that the United States hopes will allow the withdrawal of tens of thousands of its forces by early spring. (
This bit of encouraging news is met with the usual derision from dimwits like Maureen Dowd who occupies space over at the New York Times:
The administration's foreign policy is entirely constructed around American self-love - the idea that the U.S. is superior, that we are the model everyone looks up to, that everyone in the world wants what we have.

But when people around the world look at Iraq, they don't see freedom. They see chaos and sectarian hatred. And when they look at New Orleans, they see glaring incompetence and racial injustice, where the rich white people were saved and the poor black people were left to die hideous deaths. (
How miserable and tormented a life this woman must live.

Anyway, the news out of Najaf is good. Let's hope it is truly the beginning of the end of our occupation of Iraq.

This Man is Depraved

Dick Morris is an evil, evil man. The kind of despicable insect that every politician should have at his side in order to lay out for him or her the cold, hard truths of the game of politics.

This is (in part) Morris' take on President Bush's standing after Hurricane Katrina:
... weep not for Bush. A disaster like Katrina is just what a president needs to anchor his second term and give him relevance and popularity far into his tenure. (link)
I'm not sure that's how I would have worded it.

And I know for sure I don't want Dick Morris standing guard over my hospital bed when the decision has to be made to disconnect life support. Jeesh.

Seems Right To Me

I am unable to vouch for the authenticity of this piece:
The Associated Press Friday, August 5, 2005; 11:00 PM PARIS, France -- Lance Armstrong's record setting seventh Tour de France victory, along with his entire Tour de France legacy, may be tarnished by what could turn out to be one of the greatest sports scandals of all time.

Armstrong is being quizzed by French police after three banned substances were found in his South France hotel room while on vacation after winning the 2005 Tour de France. The three substances found were toothpaste, deodorant, and soap which have been banned by French authorities for over 75 years. Armstrong's girlfriend, American rocker Sheryl Crowe, is quoted as saying "We use them every day in America, so we naturally thought they'd be ok throughout Europe."

Along with these three banned substances, French authorities also physically searched Armstrong and found several other interesting items that they had never seen before, including a backbone and testicles.
Seems legitimate ...