According to this story, an Islamic group claimed credit for the bombings in India that killed 45 people. Imagine that? Next thing you will tell me is that the sun rose in the east and that the sky is blue. Sadly, some things are just common sense.
You may have heard that nine Paratroopers were killed during a battle in Afghanistan. You probably did not hear the rest of the story. Read this post at Blackfive and follow the link to the Stars and Stripes story of the great heroism of the men of C Co. 2/503 Parachute Infantry. It is incredibly intense and really shows the heart of our warriors. You should also read this account as well. By the way, you probably also did not hear that our guys won the battle. Airborne!
The Campaign Spot notes the many different positions that Obama has taken on the Surge. He has more positions than the Kama Sutra. This record is why he scrubbed his site of all mention of his opposition to The Surge. This guy is a typical liberal politician, just a bit less artful. The only change he brings are his positions on key issues like national defense. They are always changing.
As noted in the story, The Obamessiah is removing anything critical of the The Surge on his campaign web site. This includes his declarations that, "The Surge is not working." Additionally, he credits any success to the Iraqis and not out troops. Senator McCain hits the nail on the head when he says that, "The major point here is that Sen. Obama refuses to acknowledge that he was wrong." That is cowardice on Obama's part. And this whole affair raises considerable doubts about his vaunted judgement which he has been saying makes up for his lack of experience.
Note that the captured Hezbollah terrorists were met with glee, reporters...and doctors. Because everyone knew that the terrorists would be returned alive. This is in contrast to the captured Israeli soldiers that were met by caskets as everyone knew they would be returned dead. Yet some asshats think that there is no difference between Israel and Hezbollah. They are too stupid even for words.
How is this possible? You mean to tell me that if people have more money, they spend it and it improves the economy? It appears to be the case. In fact, one might say that the effects "Trickle Down" through the economy. How can this be? I thought this was discredited. And if it works with stimulus checks, imagine what would happen if our taxes were lower and we had more in our paychecks every month. Perish the thought!
American Becky Hammon of the WNBA's San Antonio Silver Stars will play for the Russians in the Olympics. She was not one of the 23 players invited to try out for the team which makes no sense. I can understand why Hammon would be upset by not being asked to play on the US team. In my opinion, Coach Anne Donovan made a tremendous error in not inviting her to try out.
Hammon also has a multi-million dollar contract to play in Russia. Given that WNBA players do not make much money, I do not begrudge her playing in that league. However, it is my understanding that her financial incentives are not tied to competing for Russia in the Olympics.
With that in mind, her accepting Russian citizenship and playing for the them in the Olympics is her choice, a choice she has because she enjoys that freedom as an American. Once she walks into the stadium under the Russian flag, she will lose my respect forever. Perhaps I am from another era, but for an American to wear a Russian jersey in the Olympics smells like betrayal.