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Thursday is - almost - over. Tomorrow is Friday. And I have no school on Monday.

*happy sigh*

Kerry joke of the day... since he's his own worst enemy, it's a quote from him, on how he would fight terrorism as President:

"Right now, what I would do differently is, I mean, look, I'm not the president, and I didn't create this mess so I don't want to acknowledge a mistake that I haven't made."
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Of course there is this as a response:

John Kerry. Pronouncing inauguration and nuclear correctly since age 6.

;)

Truthfully, I think Iraq is turning into one heck of a nasty place to be, and unless something changes soon, it's going to end up being worse then Vietnam. A lot worse.
John Kerry. Pronouncing inauguration and nuclear correctly since age 6.

He just can't decide what the words actually mean ;)

Truthfully, I think Iraq is turning into one heck of a nasty place to be, and unless something changes soon, it's going to end up being worse then Vietnam. A lot worse.

I agree that it's nasty, but all the comparing to Vietnam seems rather over the top. There were a lot more people killed and it was a very different situation. What we're seeing now is, I hope, the death throes of the pro-Saddam forces trying to get us to either split or put off the date of the turnover.
I agree that people comparing it to Vietnam is over the top. In Australia, the leader of our Opposition, who is against the war is constantly comparing this conflict to Iraq when it is really nothing like it.

It irks me immensly.
He just can't decide what the words actually mean

That may be true, but people who pronounce it "nucular" are idiots in my book, as they can't even be bothered to look at how its spelled - regardless of their political affiliation!

all the comparing to Vietnam seems rather over the top

Lets hope so. The big problem that the US had in Vietnam is that they did not, for the most part, have the support of the local population, and that seems to be what's happening in Iraq. Now even Sunni and Shiite Muslims are coming to each other's aid, and even those who originally supported the US occupation are getting very disillusioned.

I also feel that the handover date for control is very arbitrary, and doesn't have any connection to the realities of the current situation there. The new trend of kidnappings is very disturbing, and I'm hoping that doesn't turn into something a lot worse.

Oh well. All we can do is hope and pray that this really is the death throes of a group that's close to elimination. Unfortunately I'm not that positive about it, so let's hope I'm wrong.
The big problem that the US had in Vietnam is that they did not, for the most part, have the support of the local population, and that seems to be what's happening in Iraq.

All the polls I've seen coming out of Iraq say otherwise. Even the majority of people living in Fallujah (probably spelled that wrong) condemned the terrible attack on those civilian contractors.
Not the polls about that attack specifically, because that was definitely wrong, but the feel of the population generally towards the Americans, and thinking of them more as an occupying force than liberators.
Well, I meant general polls as well. :) I've also seen and heard many interviews with actual Iraqis who say how much better their lives are now and that they don't want the coalition to leave before things are more stable. Which means squishing these pro-Saddam radicals like the bugs they are ;)
I know the polls used to say that, but from what I've heard recently, people's attitudes seem to be changing. Let's just hope your right.
See why you can't trust the mainstream media? ;)

Thank God for original-source internet news outlets is all I can say.