Saturday, August 25, 2007

What a week!

Rumours of my demise are greatly exaggerated.

However, due to the fact that my laptop keyboard was not working so well.....(spilled beer seems to inhibit the free flow of electrons)AND the effects of five 14 hour days in a row-blog posting just had to go to the back of the bus. Today was my first chance to catch up, do some shopping, buy a USB keyboard, and put myself back in business (Until Monday at least, when the drudgery resumes.....).

A lot happened this week and lots of it I missed, or only heard about on the periphery. Seems lots of folks are waking up to the fact that Iraqi president Nuri Al Malaki is on his own agenda-which does not happen to be in line with that of the nation that shedding blood and treasure to defend his worthless government. Interestingly enough, I happened to turn on the TV to see that the remarks in the NIE were just being spun the wrong way by the Democrats.

So much to say about that, so little time. People miss the point. The surge may be working -but what does that mean in the greater context? What is victory? We are told it is a stable government with an army that can defend itself. So far neither of those preconditions have been met-after over 4 years. So maybe just a note or two of anger is important.

And don't even get me started on GWB's Vietnam speech.................

That is for another time.

I can't wait to get on the plane for home.............


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