"To succeed in politics, it is often necessary to rise above your principles." - Anonymous (not Anon. Blog poster).
I got word that my cousin Christopher has completed Ranger training in Georgia, and he is on his way to Iraq as we speak. Chris is 20, and he's doing exactly what he wants to. He volunteered, not like in WWII, when my Dad and all my uncles got drafted - and one didn't come home. Ironically, Uncle Pete was almost the same age as Chris when he died. When we talk about the upsurge in troops in Iraq, we don't put a human face with it..... Chris is that face.
Perhaps it's because of Chris, that I get a little sick of the BS in Washington going on with the War Funding bill the past couple months. Is it any surprise to you that they finally are getting to finishing this mess on Memorial Day? It isn't to me.
If there's one thing politicians love, it's good timing. What better way to go home for the holiday, plant a few flags, and say "I helped the troops this week. I care." That's a big, steaming pile right there, folks. The fact is Congress could have done this months ago,but they put it off to discuss this bogus Immigration Bill, and to take time out to go on a witch hunt for Alberto Gonzales and Karl Rove. How is that going anyway???
Oh, I did forget one other part - the $20 Billion in pork the Dems extracted to get this passed. I hope the peanut farmers and paying kids at McDonalds an extra dollar an hour keeps America safe .
Rest Easy, America !