Iraq Is Not Vietnam

MyDD :: A Plea To Older Activists: Stop The Vietnam Comparisons.
I agree. There are more differences than similarities. It’s always a mistake to “fight the last war” and that includes looking for ways to end this one — and things that might happen following the “end” of this one. Don’t look at Iraq through a Vietnam filter.

Is Bush Founding an Islamic State in Iraq?

In their ongoing effort to provide cover for Bush, NO MATTER WHAT HAPPENS, the Right is now excusing that Iraq is forming an Islamic State. See The Fourth Rail: Islam, Democracy and Iraq’s Constitution:

One of the most controversial items from a western standpoint is the role Islam will play in the laws of Iraq. The common cry [paraphrased] is “did we sacrifice our soldiers to establish an Islamist state?” . . . The text of the constitution gives sound reason to believe Iraq is not being established as an Islamist state. . . . But to state an Islamist regime has been created based on the text of the constitution is unfounded.

Follow the trackbacks and read the comments, too. Fascinating, that this whole “Islamic State” thing is a fabrication by the Liberal Media to make Bush look bad…

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Today’s Housing Bubble Post

Any minute now:
U.S. housing sector shows signs of slowing ahead
The boom may be cooling
Is The Housing Market About to Bubble Over?
Wall St. Waits to See What Will Be Repaid
Homebuilders’ Shares Hit by Home-Sales Drop
Housing bubble ready to burst
Economist Predicts Housing Bubble Bust
Housing bubble within popping distance
What if housing bubble bursts?
Preparing For A Housing Bubble Burst
The conservative press:

There is No Housing Bubble!!

What Housing Bubble?
Real Estate Bubble Blather

He Won’t Because He Won’t

Bush: No Plans To Meet With Sheehan:

“She doesn’t represent the view of a lot of the families I have met with,” Bush said.

He won’t meet with people who disagree with him because they don’t represent the views of people he meets with.
That’s like that old Star Trek episode where they blew up the computer by sending it into an infinite loop.

The Right Strategy on Iraq

Protesters Will Follow Bush War Tour
Haunt the bastard wherever he goes. Don’t give him a minutes rest. Poison all his attempts to generate positive publicity with pull quotes from angry grieving mothers and fathers. Make the power elites in the country fear for it’s stability with pictures of angry mobs pushing to break through police lines, waving pictures of dead sons and daughters.
“Hey, hey, LBJ… how many kids have you killed today?” was the right strategy in 1968. It is the right strategy today, in 2005.