Saturday, July 05, 2008
A huge gathering (1,215 strong) of soldiers, sailors, and airmen reenlisted yesterday in Baghdad.
Here's the video. You're invited to be proud.
You have to admire Americans who make the conscious determination to never relent, never falter, never surrender, and who do it selflessly, with nothing asked of us in return except a few yards of dirt after they've expended their "last full measure."
God must watch over these treasures. He must.
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Barack Obama's policy switches are giving the Left whiplash
By Gerard Baker
Change, it turns out, wasn't all that it was cracked up to be. Having campaigned for the past year as the agent of transformation, the man who would lead an historic shift in America's political direction, Barack Obama is discovering that there is quite a lot he likes about the way things are.
Since securing the Democratic nomination a few weeks ago, the only change coming from the Illinois senator has been in what he seems to stand for. (link)
"The only change coming from the Illinois senator has been in what he seems to stand for." A devastating line fit to be framed and mounted on the wall.
A champion of the conservative movement, one who always towered above his spineless opposition, dead at age 86.
He was probably fighting to make this country a better place to the moment he took his last breath.
There'll be few like him.
Harsh to be sure. And totally unfair.
Netherlands bans Iranian students from nuclear studies
The Netherlands will ban Iranian students from studying nuclear technology, a source of tension between Iran and world powers, at its universities, the government said Friday.
"It is forbidden... to grant Iranian nationals access to special training or teaching that could contribute to nuclear proliferation activities in Iran and the development of systems for transmitting nuclear arms," the foreign ministry said in a statement.
Friday's measure adds to a Dutch decree adopting international sanctions against Iran that were put in place last year.
It bans Iranians notably from the nuclear reactor in Borssele in the southeastern Netherlands, and from a test reactor at the Delft University of Technology. (link)
But maybe these students will go back home - where they're really needed - and affect the kind of change that will make the world a safer place by ousting the madmen who run their country, and then think about joining the civilized world community.
Here's to the Dutch. You guys rock.