Random commentary and senseless acts of blogging.
The first Republican president once said, "While the people retain their virtue and their vigilance, no administration by any extreme of wickedness or folly can seriously injure the government in the short space of four years." If Mr. Lincoln could see what's happened in these last three-and-a-half years, he might hedge a little on that statement.
Prisoners of Azkaban
Sunday, March 23, 2003
Mostly bad news from the field today. Heavy casualties in Nasariyah, officers of the 101st fragged by a Muslim soldier, soldiers captured in the south, and now a copter crash in Afghanistan with 6 deaths. The worst element of this is that there are signs of sinificantly more willingness to fight by Iraqi soldiers than we had hoped for. It hardly changes the overall outcome, but if this is widespread the victory is likely to be ugly, with substantial casualties for our soldiers and Iraqi civilians.
I haven't heard anything new on the messy situation in the North today, where Turkish troops have crossed into Iraq, unless they haven't, in which case they're about to, unless they're not. Following a war in real time there is going to be a certain amount of confusion.