Daily Archives: August 19, 2010

Not News I Want To Hear…

What is wrong with people?
clipped from susiemadrak.com

Al Franken’s Condo Shot At

I’m hoping this was just a coincidence:

Nobody was home at the time of the incident, which was not reported until after the senator and his wife returned home to Minneapolis after a two-day trip out of town on Tuesday and discovered the damage to their window facing the street. Franken’s wife reported the incident to police.

“Right now it’s under investigation by the Minneapolis Police and the
Capitol Hill Police,” Franken spokesman Marc Kimball told POLITICO.
Kimball said that “there was some damage to one of the window panes” in

a double-paned window.

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If you get Tweets from John McCain…

… then you probably got this tiny piece of bullshit.

Last American combat troops leave Iraq. I think President George W. Bush deserves some credit for victory.

about 12 hours ago via Twitter for iPhone Retweeted by 100+ people

John McCain
Let’s give Bush credit for giving us an unnecessary war to fight for a decade, credit for the deaths of over 4,000 soldiers (and major wounding of more than 40,0000)… and let’s let Bush share the credit with John McCain and his buddies.

Last “Full Combat” Brigade out of Iraq

I watched on Olbermann as the last “full combat” brigade (440 soldiers)  pulled out of Iraq and rode their Strykers into Kuwait last night (I have no idea how long it takes them to actually get out of the country) leaving 50,000 “non-combat” troops who are to serve as trainers and are not to get into any combat incidents… not to break up fights between Sh’ias and Sunnis, or anything like that.

The American Ambassador to Iraq, Christopher Hill, was interviewed and said that this was the keeping of Obama’s promise to get combatants out. The Iraq war is, therefore, ending… but we still have a commitment there. We’ve gone from 140,000 troops to 50,000 and it appears to be a positive mood. The Ambassador’s biggest worry is that there is still not an effective coalition government in Iraq and they are going to have to do it pretty much by themselves.

It is now up to the Iraqis… at least that’s what we’re saying.

I’m also wondering if these troops are going to end up in Pakistan or Afghanistan.