We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
It would appear that AQ is getting thrashed in certain parts of Iraq by US ,Iraqi, and local chiefs.
In Tora Bora I got word several days ago from a plugged-in person that we we decimating what they had left.
These are good signs and reason one does not stop a game in the third quarter or the third inning. We can whip them, especially now that the NYT and Newsweek are gasping for air.
Look for the Democrats to start reaching for the kool aid.