Tuesday, February 28, 2006
Will Johnny Come Marching Home?
At left are two documents dropped in the scribe's not- very-matching luggage, during his recent journey eastward, by the Transportation Security Administration.
They were looking for "prohibited items" and somehow managed not to find any.
Luckily there were no locks because the screener would have "been forced to break the locks on your bag. The TSA sincerely regrets having to do this, however TSA is not liable for damage to your locks resulting from this necessary security precaution."
Yes, and screw you TSA. Stay outta the scribe's stuff.
Here is a poll on U.S. troops’ attitudes to the war, compliments of Dan Froomkin at the White House Briefing Column, “Washington Post.”:
It was conducted by Zogby/LeMoyne College and the upshot is that the troops want to come home.
One in five soldiers questioned don’t agree with the (p)resident’s point of view regarding staying until Iraq is a happy democracy where warring clans no longer hate each other.
They oppose “harsh prisoner interrogation” which one might be led to believe is code for “torture.”
Some 29 percent said the U.S. should leave Iraq immediately, another 22 percent think the pull-out should be after another 1,000 dead guys, or six months, and so on. Only 23 percent said the troops should remain, “as long as they are needed.”
And that’s with the vast majority (90 percent) having purchased the (p)resident’s pap about Iraq having been involved in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on Washington D.C. and New York City.
In the rainbow of American political thought, that would align a good 77 percent of the troops with the always mocked, far-out, fruit-loop left that opposed the war at the outset and has long been arguing that a pullout should begin soon as they can rev up the engines.
And you have to admit, that’s kind of funny.
the scribe wonders if this guy’s laughing:
Governor Schwarzenegger Issues Statement on Death of Twentynine Palms Marine
Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today (Feb.28) released the following statement regarding the death of 2nd Lt. Almar L. Fitzgerald of Lexingont S.C.:
“2nd Lt. Fitzgerald’s unmatched courage and dedication to military service has protected the lives of his fellow Americans. His bravery will continue to be an inspiration to all who served with him in the Unites States Marine Corps. Maria and I send our thoughts and prayers to the Fitzgerald family for their loss.”
Fitzgerald, 23, died Feb. 21 at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany from wounds received Feb. 18 from an improvised explosive device while conducting combat operations against enemy forces in Al Anbar Province, Iraq. He was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division, 1 Marine Expeditionary Force, Twentynine Palms, CA. During Operation Iraqi Freedom, his unit was attached to the 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force.
In honor of 2nd Lt. Fitzgerald, Capital flags will be flown at half-staff.