Hey everyone, I haven’t been on here in a while. Chris reminded me the other day but then I forgot again. I appreciate everyone’s posts on the war, I can’t seem to get it out of my mind right now. I’m not feeling particularly insightful at the moment but I thought I’d mention a blog from < ?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />Baghdad. I don’t know if you guys ever look at Slate.com but it seems to be an endless source of ( sometimes ) interesting and unusual information. That’s were I found these links. I’m fascinated/heartened by the idea that it might be possible to gain an unfiltered (as much as an individual’s thoughts can be I guess) perspective on the events in Iraq. Anyway, this guy’s blog is worth checking out – if you explore a little you can find =”Times New Roman” size=3>pictures and interesting commentary. I can’t figure out who he is or where he’s coming from but it’s interesting none-the-less. (He scanned a picture of the new 10,000 dinar bill

so there you have it: the dapper man’s on the 10,000 dinar bill.)

Also interesting is www.kevinsites.net. He’s a CNN correspondent stationed in Northern Iraq and he’s updating a blog that is not CNN-sanctioned.

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I’m actually feeling down about this whole business but I’ll pass on a couple of things on the humorous side anyway. This is where my evening filled with reading commentary about the war/policy/world eventually took me: the Bush-Blair rendition of “Endless Love” at http://politicalhumor.about.com/cs/bushmultimedia/v/blendlesslove.htm. It’s well done; I laughed aloud although I’m not in the mood to laugh. And I have to caveat the fact that I’m going to report a signs I saw at a protest today with the comment that I don’t believe that anti-Bushisms are the way through this but:

“Hey Bush, pull out! We wish your dad had.”

(Carried by a group of college students)


“I listen to my dad why doesn’t Bush?”

(carried by a small 8-10 year old girl)

stand out in my mind. I find the latter just plain absurd, I mean who came up with that anyway? Who does her dad think he is? yeah his daughter may brush her teeth and go to bed when told but I’m not sure he should extrapolate that authority as a personal entitlement to advise the president, even if it is Bush. I can just hear the little girl as she catches on, “why do I have to listen to Dad? Dad said Bush shouldn’t go to war and he did anyway.” Now that’s not an arguement I want my kid to be able to make. Oh wait, is the sign inferring that G.W. should listen to G.B. I? Does that little girl even understand her own sign? eh? Anyway, goodnight. Kate

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