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7/31 Morning Report

I loved this report today over at Conservative Thoughts. And, I agree. I wouldn’t have expected it to even make print—given the leftist/anti-Republican/pro-Islamic stance of the media. Somehow, the fact that people think there might actually be something worthwhile going on in Iraq, and headway may be in progress, just never seems to make print anymore. According to the New York times/CNN poll:

–42 percent of Americans said that looking back, taking military action in Iraq was the right thing to do
–In May, when only 35 percent of Americans said the invasion of Iraq was the right thing.
–The number of people who say the war is going “very badly” has fallen from 45 percent earlier in July to a current reading of 35 percent.

(…this next was the real kicker for me…)

When asked specifically about their opinions of how the Democrats and Republicans in Congress are handling the war, disapproval ratings are similar — 65 percent disapprove of the Republicans’ handling of Iraq and 59 percent disapprove of the Democrats’.

So the public hates the Dhimmicrats as much as the Republicans?

(…that is somewhat reassuring, since they may take control of government in the US with the next elections…)

On the subject of little known facts, it seems in Britain you can receive an indeterminate sentence for crimes committed. Admittedly, this involves sex-offenders and there special criteria should be involved. But, there are a couple of stipulations that bear important scrutiny:

Under the sentence offenders have a minimum tariff, but must prove they are no longer a danger before they can be released.

I’m curious to see where this type of sentencing expands to include.

(…can’t you see this measure of guilt/innocence being applied to politics, or even Sharia law…).

On the subject of things Middle Eastern, Another South Korean hostage has been found slain. Unfortunately, there is a growing furor for the world to stop refusing to give in to terrorist demands.

South Korea today urged the United States and Afghan governments to show ”flexibility” over Taliban demands to exchange the remaining 21 Christian aid workers from South Korea for imprisoned militants.

The really sad part is the results of this terror campaign.

Afghan officials have also advised against any movement or travel, especially by humanitarian-aid workers, outside Kabul.

The terrorists have only succeeded in denying help to the people of Afghanistan. But, the media seems to have missed that part of the whole thing.

(…interesting that they are all Christian aid workers…don’t you think…)

Finally, Any Soldier reports this from Afghanistan:

PFC Juan S. Restrepo, age 20, of Pembroke Pines, FL, died July 22 in Korengal Valley, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with small arms fire. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment (Airborne), 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team, Vicenza, Italy.

At our house we remember your cry—the cry of all warriors:

“Tell them of us and say,
For their tomorrow, we gave our today.”
–The Kohima Epitaph–

We remember what you have given, Private Restrepo. And we say thank you for the tomorrows you have given others. May God give back to your family more than they have sacrificed and lost.

And, now, we dance In Memoriam.

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