Happy 15th birthday to Christine, Godchild the younger and a Corinthian in her own right. She has everything it takes to be a corinthian, mind you. She’s smart, funny, wickedly artistic and just way cool. And she’s all mine (you can’t have her!)
I shall be joining the family for birthday dinner at Olive Garden this evening and then (I assume) back to their house for cake (baked by Godchild the elder and 1/2 of the “Schweeet Sisters” baking company).
Feeling a bit better today. Mr. Apathy has moved to a lesser used room of the house for now and is reading a book. Basically, not bothering me. Which is good.
If you get a chance, check out Mark’s post today –
An excerpt I totally agree with:
Maybe it’s not a good idea to open up a second front while the first front is still engaged in heavy action. Maybe we should have demonstrated we could find and kill bin Laden, destroy the Taliban and al Qaeda and bring democracy to Afghanistan BEFORE we rushed into Iraq to topple a despot who was no threat to us.
In fact, maybe to run a war on terrorism, we should concentrate on those terrorists who are an actual threat to OUR citizens. There is no doubt Saddam terrorized and killed his own people, but he was NO threat to our citizens. Al Qaeda is a demonstrated threat to our national security. Hezbollah is not. Let Israel deal with Hezbollah and if we ever destroy Al Qaeda then let’s then think about those lesser known terrorist organizations with other axes to grind.
I’m not political at all, really. But this just makes common sense to me. So, if it makes sense to a dope like me (politically speaking, ‘o course), then why oh why can’t Georgie Boy see it too?
Thanks for the complement. Sometimes I wonder if I am the only one with any common sense. But there is Howard Dean.