Monday, July 11, 2005Stuff to Read
I've got a lot going on today, and as much as I want to blog about a few things, I just don't have enough time or energy to spare. So instead I'll just point you around to a few blogs that already have it covered (better than I could, no doubt), and you can infer what I'd be saying if I had time to say it.
First, Karl Rove's been a naughty, naughty boy. The running theory at this point is that his defense will revolve, in essence, on what the definition of the word "name" is. More amusing for the time being, though, is the White House reaction to the Plame outing back when Rove still enjoyed anonymity, vs. their reaction now. Little George's daddy fired "Turd Blossom" back in '92 for a reason... pity junior never got that through his thick skull. But Dubya doesn't go anywhere without Karl; those two are thick as thieves... literally.
Secondly, have a look at this essay on how we're treating out returning soldiers. No, it's not Vietnam all over... this time it's the federal government spitting on vets.
And finally, there doesn't seem to be much to say about the London bombings... they happened, it was horrible, but if the Luftwaffe couldn't shut London down, al Qaeda surely isn't going to faze them. The one thing I want to point out is, as much as some people revelled in the destruction, and as hard as other people worked to re-strike terror into the hearts of America, the people closest to the bombings could teach us Americans a thing or two about resiliance, dignity, and genuine bravery in the face of random violence. |