August 21st, 2003

Scorpion

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"President Bush is leaving to go to Crawford, Texas, for a 35-day working vacation. This should go over big with all the people taking a can't-get-work vacation."
-David Letterman

Today's NPR recommendation: Love and War (by Anne Garrels.) Her husband, an Iraqi scientist, turned himself in to the Americans, as he was on the Most Wanted list. As he was convinced the Iraqis didn't have the weapons the Americans sought, he figured he would be out in hours or at the worst, days. Months later, people as high as the Iraqi interim council have asked the Americans to set him free, or at least disclose his location. Meanwhile, her tireless quest to free him led her to the UN Building in Bagdhad - on Monday.

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"The goal is to deny the American occupation force the ability to pacify Iraq, to prevent the Americans from winning the hearts and minds of the people. If Iraq is in constant chaos, the United States can never move on to the next stage."
-Loren Thompson, military affairs analyst
Scorpion

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Have I mentioned the A/C in my house has been broken all week? Just occurred to me I didn't bitch enough on my LJ these days, so thought I would toss that up there. It needs replacing, waiting for the landlord to deal with the A/C guy, etc. Feh.

Some notes from my "roadtrip" to do physical labor in Union, NJ...

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