Tomorrow's Headlines today.....

This from a Pakistani paper:

"In counter-terrorism, the programmes are in place. We are after these guys globally. Success against people that you know about, Osama could happen tomorrow, could happen the day after, a week from now, or month from now. Everything is in place. A little bit is needed to localise these people and to catch them,” he said.

For the record, we have been saying for over a year that the October surprise will be the capture of Osama. If this is truly going to happen, it is politics.

Be a skeptic.


"At some level the people at that convention know that their designated hero is a man who never in his life took a risk or made a sacrifice for his country, and that they are impugning the patriotism of men who have."

"Nothing makes you hate people as much as knowing in your heart that you are in the wrong and they are in the right."

Krugman always says it better than I ever could.

Let's talk about how we can make America better.

Not all GOP youths willing to fight

"Young Republicans gathered here for their party's national convention are united in applauding the war in Iraq, supporting the U.S. troops there and calling the U.S. mission a noble cause."

"But there's no such unanimity when they're asked a more personal question: Would you be willing to put on the uniform and go to fight in Iraq?"

"Frankly, I want to be a politician. I'd like to survive to see that," said Vivian Lee, 17, a war supporter visiting the convention from Los Angeles,

"As long as there’s a steady stream of volunteers, I don't see why I necessarily should volunteer," said Lee, who has a cousin deployed in the Middle East.


They obviously exhibit the moral character of their party leaders....



Who do you think said this:

"Tonight I can tell you of dramatic changes in our strategic nuclear force. These are actions we are taking on our own, because they are the right thing to do. "

"After completing 20 planes for which we have begun procurement, we will shut down production of the B-2 bomber. We will cancel the ICBM program. We will cease production of new warheads for our sea-based missiles. We will stop all production of the peacekeeper missile. And we will not purchase any more advanced cruise missiles. "

"We will eliminate all Peacekeeper missiles. We will reduce the number of warheads on Minuteman missiles to one and reduce the number of warheads on our sea-based missiles by about one-third. And we will convert a substantial portion of our strategic to primarily conventional use. "

Is this an example of John Kerry irresponsibly cutting defense as the Bush campaign alleges?

Nope, this is George H. W. Bush's 1992 State of the Union speech. Kerry did vote to cut these programs, with George H. W. Bush.

But, who proposed all of these cuts? From the same speech:

"The Secretary of Defense recommended these cuts after consultation with the joint chiefs of staff."

Who was the Secretary of Defense at the time? Dick Cheney. In every case, the defense cuts they accuse Kerry of voting for were proposed by Cheney and a Bush.

Do not believe what you are told by these people, research on your own....



A Newsweek article that makes some good points:

"18 months ago the goal should have been to calm the international scene and build cooperation. The cancer of Al Qaeda had largely been cut out. The challenge was to keep it from metastasizing. This was the moment for the war of ideas to begin in earnest and international cooperation to be at its height. This was the time when terrorist recruiters could have been isolated and their lies exposed."
"Instead, our impulsive, almost petulant invasion of Iraq did just what so many of our friends and allies warned it would do. It created a whole new hot-bed of fanaticism, and an inspiration to terrorist recruiters everywhere."
"As a voter trying to choose, I confess I find it pretty disconcerting to watch Bush make big lies sound like simple truths, while Kerry makes complicated truths sound like embarrassed fictions."


We need to make sure we are working WITH people. The phrase, "If you aren't with us, you are against us." cuts both ways.

If we are not working with our allies, are we against them?


How many assaults on fair and private voting are we going to tolerate:

"It is unclear how good the protections are to guard against tampering. The e-mailed ballots will be handled by a contractor, Omega Technologies, hired for this purpose, at the company's offices and without the election observers who are present at normal polling places."


I urge all to ensure there is a physical piece of paper when you vote.

Even if you have to go out of your way to vote absentee.