"What's a phoenix? Mom asks. Dad explains it to her in Vietnamese. It is considered a mythical creature in Vietnam, representing virtue and grace. In other legends, the phoenix is a bird that burns itself in a fire every 500 years and is then reborn from the ashes." _____The Conservatives have reawakened______ Holding him accountable - the Obama/O'Reilly interview____ http://mitspost.blogspot.com/2009/01/holding-him-accountable-obamaoreilly.html
Gen. Petraeus thanks the troops on Veterans day.
"I have lived a long, eventful and blessed life. I have had the good fortune of knowing personally a great many brave and selfless patriots who sacrificed and shed blood to defend their country. But I've known none braver nor better than you. You are my inspiration, and your country's." - John McCain speaking to 600 servicemen at a re-enlistment ceremony in Iraq - July 4th, 2007.
Thomas Sowell - Intellectuals and Society - War
(Note: I disagree with his statement about Nixon and the Vietnam drawdown as if it were an abandonment, I think he ignored the success of "Vietnamization" - until congressional abandonment, that is)
Peter King on Hunting down bin Laden - thanks to the CIA
from CNN: MORGAN: How effective, though, is this information, when -- you know, when we talked about Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, he was waterboarded 183 times [No! That is a distortion]. And apparently the information he gave about the courier was actually false. So how effective is it? KING: No, I've spoken to people on the ground, people who were involved in that. And that was the first significant information they got, was from Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, and from al Libbi. That's what started the process going, which with much more information obviously gained later on, part of a very long process, Osama bin Laden was killed. But we would not have gotten there, I don't believe, if we had not gotten the initial information from Khalid Sheikh Mohammed. I also have spoken to a number of people who are very familiar with Khalid Sheikh Mohammed's situation. We did get a large amount of information from him that was very useful.