September 26th, 2006

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Snippet from the Bush & Karzai news conference


"You know, to suggest that if we weren't in Iraq we would see a rosier scenario, with fewer extremists joining the radical movement, requires us to ignore 20 years of experience. We weren't in Iraq when we got attacked on September the 11th. We weren't in Iraq and thousands of fighters were trained in terror camps inside your country, Mr. President [Karzai]. We weren't in Iraq when they first attacked the World Trade Center in 1993. We weren't in Iraq when they bombed the Cole. We weren't in Iraq when they blew up our embassies in Kenya and Tanzania.

"My judgment is, if we weren't in Iraq, they'd find some other excuse, because they have ambitions. They kill in order to achieve their objectives. You know, in the past, Osama bin Laden used Somalia as an excuse for people to join his jihadist movement. In the past,they used the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. It was a convenient way to try to recruit people to their jihadist movement. They've used all kinds of excuses. This government is going to do whatever it takes to protect this homeland. We're not going to let their excuses stop us from staying on the offense."

Aw, c'mon George... the barking moonbats have already figured out it's just about bloodforoil and the global hegemony. Give it up.
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Two and a half days until vacation. Gaaah. I'm counting tomorrow as a half day, because we get out like an hour early on Wednesdays.

Hey, I'll take it.

The kids are antsy, and I can't really fault them because I'm antsy, too. And it's a kind of awkward time because you don't want to start any new units in any subject that you're not going to be able to finish, but you still have to keep the little buggers busy. Doing something constructive, preferably.

I found out today that I'm going to be moving classrooms after the break. The reason why... well, to put it in a nutshell, right now we have two schools on the same campus because the new school's campus was still being constructed. But now it's finished enough for them to be able to move in, so they're leaving and vacating their rooms. Some of them are the 'good' rooms -- the non-portables. Right now I'm in a really bare-bones portable in the Outer Siberia portion of the campus, no sink, hardly any storage space. My new room will be a non-portable right next to the other upper-grade classrooms, with a sink and bookshelves and much closer to the bathrooms. Yay!

Not that I'm exactly looking forward to the actual moving part.