Scripting News for 12/6/2006

NY Times: “There is no victory to be had in Iraq, and however American troops withdraw, they will leave behind a deadly mess.” 

MCN tutorial on VRM, a concept pioneered by Doc Searls. 

News.com reports that editor James Kim was found dead. 

NY Times: “Mary Cheney, the daughter of Vice President Dick Cheney, is expecting a baby with her partner of 15 years, Heather Poe, Mr. Cheney’s office said today. 

Dan Fost profiles Mike Arrington. 

Ross Mayfield gets Scobleized. 

Cyclists use a magnetic yellow card to let drivers know they got too close.  

Reporters on CNN have copies of the Iraq Study Group report. Sounds like mishmash. The obvious answer is that we maximize safety of Americans, and redeploy them back to the USA to their homes and families. We let Iraq be owned by the Saudis, Iranians, Syrians, whoever steps in to bring order, if anyone can. We get ready for a future where we’re one of many non-superpowers. We have the Bush family to thank for our precipitous decline. The ISG punted, they didn’t want to be the ones to say what’s so obvious. So Americans continue to die in Iraq, for nothing, and the financial bleeding continues.  

3 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Klark on December 6, 2006 at 7:18 am

    I fear the country is screwed. We care more about Iraq than we do our own country.

    I want to ask: how can we afford to spend all this money in Iraq?

    The right-wing answer would likely be: “We can’t afford not to.” But, that misses the point.

    I guess this is what the Soviet Union felt like when they were battling in Chechnya.

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  2. Re: cars vs. everyone else on the road: http://www.drivewithcare.org/

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  3. Oh, man. I could have kept the tears back, if that sheriff hadn’t choked up. So sad.

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