February 10, 2004

Tuesday Blogtrot

While the media blathers on about thirty year-old pay records, Smash notes a story that bears reporting.

“America… has no intention of leaving no matter how many wounded nor how bloody it becomes.” – Al Qaeda operative Abu Musab al-Zarqawi.

THE US MILITARY has captured an internal al Qaeda memorandum requesting more assistance in waging a flagging campaign against Coalition Forces in Iraq, the New York Times is reporting.

The memo says extremists are failing to enlist support inside the country, and have been unable to scare the Americans into leaving. It even laments Iraq's lack of mountains in which to take refuge.

Yes, Smash...we're winning.

Al Gore's not. His "Dean moment" in Nashville on Sunday crossed the Rubicon into moonbat looniness...as Andrew Sullivan notes: "Gore is always a very good indicator of where the country isn't."

Chris Suellentrop, Slate's deputy Washington bureau chief sums up Gore's anger and how it may play out in the general election:

Gore is still popular with the Democratic base, but after this speech, the question for the party's nominee has to be, do you want this man to speak at the convention in Boston? Even if you like the sentiment behind this speech, if Gore delivers an address like this one in July, the historical analogy won't be to the Democrats of 1976 or to the Republicans of 1994. Instead, the comparison will be to the disastrous Republican convention of 1992. The angry white male is back. Do the Democrats really want him?

American RealPolitik offers Points to Ponder as we begin what promises to be a very poisonous political season.

Steve Verdon dissects Kerry's John Kerry's Plan to Revive American Manufacturing. A must read.

A hat tip to Jay Caruso who makes a few observations about GuardGate and why it won't go away any time soon.

Allah posits that The only relevant lesson from Vietnam is this:

But enough of that...other matters weigh on the Blogosphere mind.

Harry at Crooked Timber asks what makes a good childhood.

Fred First sees winter Through a Glass, Darkly and wonders What Kind Of Wine Goes With Gopher? I suggest a Beaujolais Nouveau.

Natalie finds work and Jesus, maybe not.

The Alliance reveals the Dark Overlord of the Blogosphere's secret blogroll , Der Commissar posts Ten Signs You've Made It in the Blogoverse, while Lileks' mandible meets the macadam.

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