April 9, 2004

An unusually earnest post, but it does say "balls"

What's funnier than Bush's joke about searching for WMD in the Oval Office? That same joke spliced with footage of dead soldiers and Iraqi civilians.


Longtime readers of this site might remember that my brother-in-law spent nine months in Iraq with 101st Airborne (more specifically, and I can't emphasize this enough, the Balls of the Eagle). Well he made it home OK, thankfully, and was just transferred to Germany where he was supposed to spend a nice, long, safe time guarding Western Europe from Soviet invasion. But guess what? He just got word he's being shipped out again. Apparently some of the liberating they did the first time around didn't quite take. His wife and kids, I might point out, will be waiting for him on a base in a foreign country where they have no friends or family and don't speak the language.

Anytime Bush wants to declassify that secret plan to end this war will be just fine with me.

It would also be nice if John Kerry were willing to explain what he might do in Iraq, rather than offering, as you may have heard, ""Right now what I would do differently is, I mean, look, I'm not the president, and I didn't create this mess, so I don't want to acknowledge a mistake I haven't made."

Still, if you're one of those people who a) feels that anyone is better than Bush and b) lives in a small town or tight-knit neighborhood, you could do worse than to check out Local Communities Bundle to Beat Bush. It's a Web site my mother and some of her Woodstock (town, not era) (OK, both) friends set up for neighbors to pool their Kerry campaign donations, the idea being that bulk donations get more attention than individual ones, which in turn generates more donations.

Posted by Daniel Radosh

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