Just a few years ago I would be treated to Saturday morning cartoons by my sons and their friends. Now, I treat myself to news & coffee with my laundry! As I got the latest in obscure news this morning (not a mainstream media news girl, I prefer my news more organic and specialized! Sort of boutique style!), I found a gem on Powerline (http://powerlineblog.com/ ).
So far on this blog I have been successful for 2 weeks in not talking politics. It was nice while it lasted! But truth be known, I can't talk for too long without mentiong public affairs, because - hey, that's what they are! Public affairs, and it ALL concerns us! You know, government by the people, for the people and of the people. We tend to leave it for someone else - like the NFL, then we want to play Monday morning quarterback. Should we be surprised at the results we get then? So, in that vein, I have been frustrated for 4 years that (mainstream media, and even elected/appointed officials) won't openly talk about the numerous reports of WMDs being taken right out the back door of Iraq into Syria and to a part of Lebanon (occupied by Syria at the time in 2003). Saddam's military leaders at high levels tell how it was done. I am hopeful that will change now. How? A transcript of Bush and Spain's then leader talking pre-Iraq war has become public. It refers to behind the scene talks between Egypt and Saddam and includes what Saddam wanted to do with the info on WMDs...for further reading go here at Pajamas Media http://pajamasmedia.com/2007/09/bush_aznar_memo.php ; it is an historical article and the full length of this pre-war conversation between 2 world leaders is remarkable. It shows Bush's resolve, and also a poignant comment on how the best solution would be to not have war and death, and all that goes with it. It also shows how unlikely he thought it was that Saddam would change his spots and begin cooperating at that late date.
If the whole weapons of mass destruction topic ever bothered you, it is worth checking out.
Then go watch a good cartoon, I Love Lucy or anything that makes you laugh for just a few minutes! Laughter is good medicine!
Happy Saturday, Ya'll!