“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”

Friday, March 02, 2007

03/02 Morning Report

Between going back to school and working through tax season in the financial industry, I have had zero time lately for writing. So here are a few unrelated thoughts on recent news items…)

The Army relieved Maj. Gen. George W. Weightman of command for mismanagement.

The Army and the Defense Department launched a series of investigations after The Washington Post published a series of stories last week that documented problems in soldiers' housing and in the medical bureaucracy at Walter Reed, which has been called the Army's premier caregiver for soldiers wounded in Iraq and Afghanistan.
If it really is his fault, he deserves to be relieved. I’ll bet a lot of it was going on long before he got to that position. Of course, Obama is quick to blame the administration. But, no one seems to mention that this is a recurring problem. It occurred to Vietnam Vets (aka Agent Orange issues), and Gulf I veterans.
(…dare I say that both of those problems were continued under Democratic Presidents…)

Here’s a question for you. If the soldiers are found guilty of murder, will Muslim pressure cause the application of the death penalty? It’s not exactly a moot question. Given the amount of power Muslim groups now have in the media, that actually could happen.
(…I wonder if the Left would actually let themselves s be manipulated that far…)

Barring something really strange, I looks like it will be McCain vs. Guliani vying for the Republican Presidential nomination. And, despite their admitted media bias against consevative/Right Wing candidates, here is the BBCs candidate breakdown. And, just like the rest of us, they expect it to be Obama vs. Clinton for the Democrats.
(…personally, I suspect it will end up being Guliani vs. Clinton…)

In really strange news, did you know you can play ice hockey under water the ice? Check out this Reuters video if you don’t believe me.