Friday Morning Tidbits
Well, it is a very cold morning in North Central Texas.... 22 degrees. The high is only to be in the mid-40's. However, the sky is crystal clear, so it should be a beautiful day. I'm sure hoping Cowboy doesn't have a lot of outside tasks lined up for us. I'm thinking it might be a good day for a fire in the fireplace and reading a good book.
Interesting aside: Apparently, the offed ex-Russian spy, Alexander Litvinenko, was not only working against Russian interests in Chechnya and Iran, but he converted to Islam while in the hospital shortly before his death. Sadly, because of the radioactivity contained in his corpse, the Muslim funeral service was held sans corpse. My gosh! We certainly wouldn't want a mosque contaminated with radioactivity.
This is rich. Apparently, former President Clinton, while giving a talk at The Hague on global warming, could not resist putting in his two cents' worth on the results of the Iraq Study Group, on which he is as qualified to speak as he is on global warming. He indicated that talks with Iran and Syria could "ease the bloodletting Iraq" and that it would also be in Tehran's interest, followed by the statement, "Right now the Iranians don't want to do anything" because the Iranians are enjoying giving "America heartburn." Huh? We should talk to them, but they have no reason to want to talk to us? Sheesh! Next he compared the situation in Iraq to Bosnia. You will recall, that Bosnia really is synonomous with the word "quagmire", not to mention we had no particular reason to get involved in anything in the former Yugoslavia.
OK. Let's see. From the President who gave our nuclear technology to China and North Korea, who did absolutely nothing when Americans and American interests were attacked overseas, who repeatedly tried to sell out Israel to the Palestinians, who hamstrung our intelligence agencies, and who was the absolute worst President since Jimmy Carter, he has the audacity to comment on the war in Iraq? I suppose he got some good sound bites to give our enemies more ammunition against our current President, but true to form, he continually contradicted himself. That is what happens when you don't really believe in anything. The word is "equivocating."