Very well delivered, strong, potent speech. I’m glad he made it. The need to shore up support here at home and to reassure the troops was extremely crucial. Doubtful it will calm the usual suspects but nevertheless I think he said what needed to be said: There will be no timetable, times are tough but we will persevere, our support for the mission and the troops is vital, and as soon as Iraqi forces have been fully trained and equipped our troops will be coming home.
Yesterday I blogged about what, according to some news accounts, is the fastest propagating virus in history: the Zotob worm. Well, I just read a message from Jim over at bRight and Early where he talked about the fact that the company he worked for was one of the many infected with this yesterday.
Sorry guys … last couple of days has seen me too busy to blog much. Today will likely be the same. I’ll return to regular blogging either this evening or tomorrow.
Rangel has compared Iraq to the Holocaust. Kennedy has compared the Abu Ghraib incidents with the slaughter of hundreds of thousands under the rule of Saddam Hussein. Amnesty International said Guatanamo Bay is a modern day gulag. Now, there’s Senator Dick Durbin (emphasis added by me – link opens as a PDF file):