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.
Bill Roggio's latest report (h/t, Jules C). Our folks are clearly very busy, and I know our young friend (a SEAL) who is over there is helping do the job.
This is a very small war, as wars go - and not really a war at all, even though it receives the same level of negative press attention as bigger fights like Vietnam or Korea. Why? Pure partisanship, I believe. If Bill Clinton had undertaken the same project (he was in favor of regime change in Iraq), I suspect the Dems would be rallying their people behind the good and just cause of freedom and human dignity.
Why are the Dems in a tizzy? I suspect that they are fearful that Gen. Petraeus will be successful, and they would like to sabotage it first. I pray that this effort will be successful, not for political reasons, but for the Iraqis and for the Middle East.