Big Pharaoh: America is winning in Iraq. Thanks, GM, for that pick-me-up! Big Pharaoh says the US and its Iraqi allies are winning because the Iraqis feel invested in their own future. 'Before June 28th, many Iraqis felt that their country was owned by the US who literally took it from its previous owner Saddam Hussein. Today it seems that more and more Iraqis are beginning to feel that there is a political process currently underway which will put the average citizen behind the steering wheel.' Citing a recent post at ITM, he notes the growing number of Iraqis willing to pass information to the IP.
CaribPundit: thoughts on personal responsibility. Helen at Caribpundit speaks out on individual achievement, and why it's not a good idea to wait for the Feds to tell you how to get out of Brooklyn in a hurry. Voters seem afflicted by a mysterious deafness when asked about Whoopi Goldberg's vulgar remarks on the President, while Sean "P. Diddy" Combs takes a non-partisan approach to getting out the black vote.
LaShawn: new digs, and more on Berger. If you haven't yet, update your browser with LaShawn Barber's new homepage. As for us luddites still limping along with Blogger, we can only watch in admiration. She'd like to find a new home for Sandy Berger as well, but we all know that ain't gonna happen.
Smells like the BBC. The Anti-Idiotarian Rottweiler digs up some muck from al-Jazeera-on-the-Thames. For another reflection on the smell of war, see the quote at my recent post on The Iraqi Holocaust.
PS It would be unfair to the BBC to omit mention of this item, which I posted here.