Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Yeah, but what would THEY know...

Lindsey Graham just returned from duty in Iraq. He's a Colonel in the Air Force Reserve and has spent two short two week stints on active duty in Iraq this year. The whole thing is good and up over at the Washington Post online and it's called After Tour of Duty in Iraq, Graham Backs 'Surge'. One thing of note for you is in regards to the "bottom up" politics I was talking about. The relevant part is:
  • Graham predicted that Maliki's personal political flaws would be overshadowed by events on the ground. Breaking with mounting congressional skepticism about Iraq's future, he said that a new momentum from the streets to reconcile, stop the killing and reject both al-Qaeda in Iraq and Iran was reaching the point that "all Maliki has to do is get out of the way," he said.

He covers much more, so go read the whole piece.

Now, on the man made global warming front, we have a professor emeritus of environmental sciences at the University of Virginia , a research professor at George Mason University , and president of the Science and Environmental Policy Project who has a report up called Imprimis. S. Fred Singer gives you proof positive that global warming isn't a problem created by us driving SUV's.
  • IN THE PAST few years there has been increasing concern about global climate change on the part of the media, politicians, and the public. It has been stimulated by the idea that human activities may influence global climate adversely and that therefore corrective action is required on the part of governments. Recent evidence suggests that this concern is misplaced. Human activities are not influencing the global climate in a perceptible way. Climate will continue to change, as it always has in the past, warming and cooling on different time scales and for different reasons, regardless of human action. I would also argue that—should it occur—a modest warming would be on the whole beneficial.
Yeah, but what would they know...

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