Monday, May 7, 2007

Time for another Friedman Unit

(Updated below)

Since the January Friedman Unit is about over, it's time time to start talking about the next one:

Sigh. Here we do NOT go again:

"Over the course of the next three to four months, we'll have some idea how well the plan's working. . . . By the time we get to September or October, members are going to want to know how well this is working, and if it isn't, what's Plan B?"

Sure they will. This is deja vu all over again:

I think it will be rather clear in the next 60 to 90 days as to whether this plan is going to work. . . . We need to know, as we . . . move through these benchmarks, that the Iraqis are doing what they have to do. -Boehner, 1/23/07
Meanwhile, some of the nice folks out in the red states that have been devastated by tornadoes over the past week are realizing that their national guard might be of some use back home about now. Maybe this is some of the sacrifice that Dubya has spoken of.

I'm not suggesting that these people are responsible for their national guardsmen being over in Iraq because of their blind support for George Bush and his disastrous war of choice, but I am suggesting that some of them might want to reevaluate their position now that they see the real world consequences. Oh, and the whole middle of the country still doesn't look too good, weather-wise.


From Crooks & Liars:

More on the Kansas National Guard Equipment Problems

John Amato adds: "We can only hope Mother Nature is a little kinder to us in the future."

Greed and indifference have been our guiding principles for the past 100+ years with respect to nature. Relying on hope at this point with all the evidence indicating Mother Nature is really pissed off might not be the best strategy (not that hope ever is a strategy).

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