“The real problem is not that we are different, nor that we disagree and have conflict. It's that most of us automatically view conflict as something negative rather than as a tool God can use to help us better understand ourselves and one another.

--Robert Ricciardelli”

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Evening Outlook…

Rick Moran, over at The Wide Awakes had an interesting post about the Joint Chiefs of Staff article in the Washington Post.

But if you read the entire article you realize that, in fact, the Chiefs are worried about how to define the mission as well as placing a time limit on their deployment - not on whether or not the troops should be dispatched.
It’s a bit of a long read. But, it is very interesting.
(…it never ceases to amaze me how two sides can find such vastly different conclusions from the same thing…)

In another interesting post, Brad shares his thoughts on how many are needed to rule. It’s interesting thought. I don’t garee with his conclusions that American troops are the only reason the Iraqis haven’t formed a government, or that the Sunni-Shia conflict was set off by the US/Colaition throwing everyone into one group. History shows that the Sunnis took power violently—although perhaps not religiously—and initiated much of the sectarian violence in an attempt to avoid sharing power. Still, it is interesting thought.

Meanwhile, MSNBC is reporting that Cheney will testify in the CIA leak trial. Forgive me, but I thought it had all been settled that an administration official had not leaked the information about Plame? Have the liberals and Democrats decided to waste more time and money rather than just let it go? And, while we proceed to waste time and energy on such things (…not to mention money…), Islamic nations and peoples get to practice their own pretty sever form of Apartheid. Amil Imani did a very extensive breakdown of things. It is well worth the reading.
(…I’m waiting for the day the Liberals go after this Islamic practice the way they went after it in South Africa…but, I’m not holding my breath…)

Speaking of Leftist attempts to ignore racism, Rotty Pup had two really good posts about it. There was a post on The New Hate: Same As The Old Hate. And, today, after receiving a response from Bob Piper in the comments, Rotty does a scathing breakdown of how Bob ignores the real offense.
(…it must really hurt to find your feet in these kind of shoes, Bob…admitting you were wrong and taking action accordingly isn’t really all that bad…)