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Tuesday, August 23, 2005
The number of troops in Iraq has always been too low (by a few 100K), but now it's being said that "if the Army maintains the size of its force in Iraq over the next several years, it could risk a decline in the quality of the force and other severe problems." Just great....
Kevin Drum alerts us to the latest MWG (missing white girl) story, and of course his provided link is to Fox News, which can't seem to get enough of the Holloway/Aruba tragedy. Anything to keep the harsh light off of King George. Also, kudos to Bob Costas for at least saying enough is enough and putting his foot down.
I guess Frist's out-of-the-norm, brush-with-reason concerning his flip-flop on stem cell research was simply accidental. He's come out in support of the teaching of "intelligent design" in schools. Ah, now that's the religious right water carrier we all know -- for a second, he threw us for a loop.