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  1.  (405.1)
    I am Legend

    What an amusing morning for the political crazy.
    • CommentAuthorElohim
    • CommentTimeDec 29th 2007
    He is... peculiar to say the least....
      CommentAuthorJay Kay
    • CommentTimeDec 29th 2007
    I would say he's more The Omega Man, since he looks frightfully like Charleton Heston.

    Other then that...Jesus Christ, McCain, your shaming our state.
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    He's clearly not read the book...
    • CommentAuthorsacredchao
    • CommentTimeDec 29th 2007
    He used to be so cool, always sticking it to Bush and what not. Now, he's gone all noodle-legged and toes the party line. It's pathetic. But, then again, the democrats are all doing the same thing as well.
      CommentAuthorJay Kay
    • CommentTimeDec 29th 2007
    He used to be so cool, always sticking it to Bush and what not.

    Yeah, now he's been kissing Bush's ass. Well, now that Blair's gone, I guess someone has to do it. :|
    • CommentTimeDec 29th 2007 edited
    I'm having a time out until I can learn some manners.
    I saw a anti McCain ad that made me want to vote for him. He voted for amnesty for illegals ,against Bush's tax cuts for the rich etc.
    It is a fine line he has to tread. He has to be enough of an ass to win the Republican nomination but not so much that he does not get elected.
    Actually the US is finally doing very well in Iraq. All they really need to do is be a stabilizing influence and see that all the different sides
    Sunni ,Shia, Kurd etc maintain a unity government. Just pulling out all the troops now would be terribly irresponsible.

    One of the best things about
    the Iraq war was it proved that you can't outsource your military. The Bush administration (and many right wing Christians)have this idea that the free market is gods instrument to fix everything.
    The use of mercs in Iraq proved that this is flawed. I actually have some friends who work private security in Iraq. They make more in a month than they did in a year in the army(which paid to train them) and if they don't want to do something they can quit. Even the truck drivers make 600+$ a day. More than most generals. It is a lousy way to run a war.
    • CommentAuthorsacredchao
    • CommentTimeDec 29th 2007 edited
    You probably heard about the incident a few months ago where a bunch of mercs shot up a market. That was depressing.

    My brother-in-law has a friend who came back from Iraq recently. He is now just south of batshit insane.

    I think the issue between Turkey and the Kurds will prevent any sort of serious stabilization in the near future. We've always backed Turkey way to much, and I think that will become an issue.
  3.  (405.9)
    I had no idea this man was still running for president. You gotta give it to him, he's determined.
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    Seems to be pulling up in the polls too.

    Though I still think Romney is going to be the rights candidate, which worries me - because I think he could win. I rather have one of the more explicitly crazy lunatics who would get smashed in the general.
  5.  (405.11)
    @ unsub

    The past couple of months in Iraq have been the lull before the real storm breaks. There have already been a few incidents of "friendly" Iraq soldiers and "Awakened" militia turning on U.S. soldiers. Watch for more of this, and worse. The U.S. presence is not a "stabilizing force," never was. It is a lightning rod. And this will be the reason anyone likely to be elected President this year is not gonna be drawing down forces in Iraq until this misbegotten escapade completely ruins our economy.
    • CommentTimeJan 8th 2008
    Considering the ending of the book and what "I am legend" actually MEANT in it...I find that funny.

    And wow, that's nuts. I never would have thought he'd come ahead.
    • CommentTimeJan 8th 2008
    I'm having a time out until I can learn some manners.
    New Hampshire has always loved McCain, he's like the local Bigfoot myth or something.

    <a target="_blank" href="">For instance...</a>
    • CommentAuthorKosmopolit
    • CommentTimeJan 11th 2008 edited
    I hope things go well in Iraq.

    I fear that the ex-insurgents of the Awakening Movement aren't simply going to remain good American servants and will continue to act in their perceived personal and communal interests. While the US in on hand in force and handing out buckets of cash those interests dictate supporting the occupation and the Iraqi government. When the US leaves, their priorities may well change.

    But I agree that an immediate US pull-out would likely result in disaster.
    • CommentTimeJan 21st 2008
    You try living in a tiger cage for two years and see how normal you come out on the other side.

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