Bush better get going with the reconstruction efforts. And Palestanian solution. We aren't going to get anywhere if this somehow doesn't end up with a nation of Palestine. There has been some noise about us using some air bases in Iraq. I think only if the Iraqis allow it. That is what Rumsfield said today but I am not sure I trust him.
They say peace protesters will protest at the Lockheed plant in Sunnyvale tomorrow. That's where I work but I won't join them. They sound too radical and I don't agree with what they say on their web site. A lot of old news there and they don't know what they are talking about. From what I can tell. Typical conspiracy theory crap. Besides, we don't make weapons in Sunnyvale anymore. They should be in Texas. Uh, well... maybe it would be safer for them in Sunnyvale. I don't mind where they go or what they do, just don't damage my car. Personal property is another issue.
08 April, 2003
I didn't realize is was so long since I last wrote. The war is going well from the military side. The damn fanatics are killing a lot of people in order to... what? I don't understand them. Do they really think they can win by hiding behind innocents? At this rate it looks like a couple of hundred US soldiers will die although I don't think the toll has gone over a hundred yet. They dropped some more bombs on Saddam again and this time there is some hope we got him. That would be cool. No grief over his loss. I do seem to agree with Bush on one thing, I don't think the UN needs to play a big role in governing Iraq. If I can believe Rumsfield I think we can get control back to the Iraqis faster than the UN. Of course that means the French and Russians may get rooked out of their oil contracts which I think is why they opposed the whole war to begin with. The Arab world is still pissed at us and I still fear that. I only hope that we do what we say and get the Iraqi people what they need and that no civil war erupts. Also that we get out of Iraq in a reasonable manner and don't appear to be controling anything. Like religion in the region. I really wish the Christian missionaries all poised to go "help" could be kept out. That is one factor the region doesn't need. I just woke up and need to get some breakfast. Then take a walk?
30 March, 2003
NPR had an interview the other day that made a lot of sense to me. The Crusades are something the Muslim world has never forgotten. And a few months ago Bush declared a Crudsade against his axis of evil and evildoers (what a stupid term). The Muslim world has never forgotten the statement and we never noticed it. Jeeze. So to speak!
29 March, 2003
Don't get me wrong... its started and it would be a bigger mess if we were to pull out all of the sudden. Imagine the thousands killed by Saddam's fanatics for even thinking of embracing the US occupation. It would make 1991 look tame. It sounds like terror tactics (car bombs and such) are going to be the norm for resistance. It will happen here someday I expect but I am not worried about it. It will happen and I'll deal with it then.
I am so sick of the war coverage. The same blather over and over again. I quit watching any for today. Saddam needs to be removed but we sure screwed this up. Everyone in the world is pissed at us. This is good? Its going to take years to recover our credibility. We aren't the gentle giants of the world, we are the asshole Americans. Stomping around demanding and now taking. That is not what I want to be. Bush is going to be like his dad, a one-term republican President. By the time the election campains start next year, his name will be mud if not s#@t. Schools will be closing, the economy shot, hundreds of Marines dead and who knows what else screwed up. Crap.