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Before this video is banned from You Tube, watch it! It is the blogosphere doing the job that journalists fail to do. Topic? Iraq.
This week I've had fun guest blogging for Baldilocks. I don't know how many people view this blog but I hope somebody is enjoying themselves reading what I'm writing or getting something out of it at least. I know that I can't post consistently enough to have my own blog so I'm appreciative of the graciousness of using Baldilock's space.
Things hit me sometimes. Just like when I first brought my daughters to karate a few months ago it dawned me that my girls are learning about life here. They were learning to be aware and to listen. A parent can't instill some things to their kids. Just like a husband or wife can't tell their spouse somethings sometimes. Once that spouse hears something from a third party though they hear it. Kids are that way. It's not out of disrespect. We may love and care for the ones we are around more often but it is human nature to not hear them as thoroughly I suppose because we hear them so much.
As I wrote about earlier, my best friend and love of my life passed away on July 8th. I am so thankful for what she taught me. There wasn't a way to half way listen to her. One of her qualities was that she was intense. It took me more than a year to get used to her intensity. Well... I'd say I never got used to her intensity. She surprised me through the last month. I learned to like it about her. She made life crazy good. She was creative and full of life. I have paintings in my house that she made and I appreciate so much what she has done for me and what I have learned from her. There are other great qualities that she had but I just wanted to talk about this one right now.
Last week, I mentioned that Joey was voted off of Dancing with the Stars. That left two dancers. The results are in. Emmitt Smith WON !! I was talking to a friend on the phone tonight about Dancing with the Stars. Dancing with the Stars stresses her out. The competition and the losing aspect gets to her. But I see it the other way around. Monique, Joey, Mario and Emmitt were all winners for getting as far as they have. They each had the perspective that they have 1) enjoyed themselves 2) learned so much 3) had such a wonderful time 4) were winners already. The finale and finding out who won is a glorious event when the people involved have such great attitudes. It is similar to the attitudes of those on American Idol the last season. Once you get to that top 3 or 4 singers or dancers, the talent is sooo good that any one of them could've won. And what makes them winners is their attitude and the amount of effort they have put into their craft.
It's inspiring. It is why I just cannot understand defeatist rhetoric about Iraq and the talk about pulling our troops out. I've talked about the negligence of the drive-by legacy media. The New York Times gives us this piece today. In it retired genearls (the same ones asking for Rumsfeld to resign) and Kenneth M. Pollack (an expert at the Brookings Institution who served on the staff of the National Security Council during the Clinton administration) are all making the case that "redeployment" of our troops would be the wrong thing to do and in fact what we should do is increase troop levels. Is this what America was led to believe Democrats were going to do? Whatever the case, I hope we finish the job in Iraq. We need to be responsible for removing Iraq's government just like after WW2 we stayed in Japan and Germany for 7 and 10 years to reestablish a new government. I believe redeploying would lead to a humanitarian crisis and that would be the worst option.
Let's try to accept what is is ... that we are in Iraq and then all move towards accomplishing and completing the job in Iraq. Is that something we can all do? There may be differences of opinion on how to finish but redeploying is not finishing.