Thursday, May 10, 2007

Ta-Ta to Tony, and Dick's Fantastic Voyage

This morning, British Prime MinisterTony Blair announced that he will resign effective June 27, vacating the seat for his Labour Party fellow reformer (and Sonny to his Cher), Gordon Brown. No doubt the Iraq War has cost Blair many supporters, but the article points out that he's remembered for helping bring peace to Northern Ireland and for his work with the poor. I wonder what our leaders will be remembered for?


And speaking of bad memories, in a superficial effort to appear vital, Vice President Dick Cheney made a surprise visit to Lourdes Iraq, where he pressed the Iraqi government for cheap Viagra progress in ending the insurgency. Ironically, there are signs of rising tensions between tribal Sunnis and al-Qaida in Iraq, with many of the former defecting to the U.S. side. Apparently, they decided that al-Qaida is no more noble than the "infidel occupiers" when it comes to killing innocent civilians.

All of which will be very good news for the administration if it actually produces results. Then they can trot that "approval rating" thing out again for one more swipe (since the recently-foiled terror plot near Fort Dix wasn't enough to help him this time), and use it to justify keeping U.S. forces over there indefinitely.

Congress, are you paying attention?


Anonymous Ed said...

Let's just hope that bushie follows Blairs lead and jumps on the Resignation bandwagon. I won't hold my breath.

1:56 PM  
Blogger Aaron said...

Yes, I somehow doubt that will happen. At this point (as a lame duck and with so little time left to go), he'll just hang on and refuse to admit that things aren't going his way (sound familiar?).

3:46 PM  
Blogger Stephen Rader said...

You are fast becoming my favorite blogger around! Great post and thank you so much for including the link to the USA Today site that gives a history of those soldiers who have lost their lives in Iraq. I will definitely be checking that site regularly now. You're the best!

10:32 PM  
Anonymous whabbear said...

Aaron, is that really you commenting on the Jackie blog? I can't figure out any more when a post from you is the genuine article, or the dreaded Dixie!

11:20 PM  
Blogger Aaron said...

Welcome, Whabbear! OK, here's the code:

Most posts under "Aaron" are by Dixie. You can tell by the piss-poor writing, bad spelling, and repetitive, endless fascination with my weight. (Hello?! Yeah, I'm fat!! Is that all you brought? Home schooling apparently WASN'T very effective in the 1930s.) So if you see a post under my name that talks about how fat I am, that my mother has cancer, that my band broke up, blah, blah, blah, that's Dixie. I don't need to write about those things--I already know them. (And I doubt anyone but the readers of MY blog are interested.)

So sorry if "she's" boring you, but I assure you it's not me! :-)

9:45 AM  
Anonymous whabbear said...

You know, after visiting your blog here, I feel like... "Duhbear"! I should have checked alll this out earlier, and would have easily figured that out for myself.

So I guess this means you DON'T want me to leave Huzbear? LOL!

10:56 AM  
Blogger Aaron said...

Whabbear, I would never break up your happy home! :-)

11:19 AM  

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