Friday, January 28, 2005

Just Observing

Just Observing

For some reason, I got it into my head this afternoon that today was Monday. Well, no. It isn't. It's Friday. I know this because the Iraqis haven't voted yet.

Now there's a situation I never want to be in...afraid to vote for fear of being killed. And I'm wondering where in hell those votes will be counted at? And what happens if the counting place is blown up and the votes are lost? Yet, at this late date, I can't see giving up election day. It may be our best chance at getting our people out of there.

Just read an Iraqi blog about their choices. One of the people running is King Faisal's son and if they elect him, they'd be electing their new King. Blog said he was thought to be getting no more than 10% of the vote. This King's son is saying it's obvious that the Iraqis can only be ruled by a King. Hah. The question is, can they be ruled at all or will they have a civil war and the conquerors rule? Guess we'll find out.

Red Cross says the donations they've rec'd to help the tsunami victims now totals over a billion dollars, and they say that's enough and they're not asking for anymore. That will last for ten years there, they believe. Said that future fund-raising would be to help other parts of the world.

Had a pouring down rainstorm this afternoon and the new roof did superbly. This is good.

Reporters/columnists willing to write propaganda for cash is not a good thing. Once they do that, they are no longer journalists. A government that resorts to such is a very bad thing.
That's a wrap.

1 comment:

Cate said...

I, too, am curious about all things election in Iraq. More than anything I want to hear from Iraqi people who welcome this chance to choose their own leaders. If they don't welcome it, then, in the absence of weapon of mass distruction, it would seem to have been for naught, and I sincerely hope that's not the case.

Glad you've gotten the roof problem taken care of.