Congratulations to the social group Drinking Liberally. They just celebrated their one year anniversary of meeting here in Asheville.
If you have time and want to sit back and discuss politics then come by the Asheville Brewing House Thursday nights at 7 pm for some brew (drinking not required) and some great conversation.
Americans are truly getting tired of steady flood of bad news out of Iraq.
Negative assessments of the war in Iraq — the central issue in last month’s midterm election — continue to hold down President Bush’s job approval ratings and could cast a pall on the final two years of his presidency.
In a new Post-ABC News poll, seven in 10 Americans disapprove of the way the president is handling the situation in Iraq — the highest percentage since the March 2003 invasion. Six in 10 say the war was not worth fighting.
While both gauges on the war have been negative since late 2004, Bush’s approval rating on Iraq has deteriorated further since early October, likely weakened by recent high-profile criticisms of the administration’s Iraq policy.
The bleak appraisals of the war include the release last week of the much-anticipated report from the Iraq Study Group, a bipartisan government advisory panel, which described conditions in Iraq as “grave and deteriorating.” Continue reading
The 2 days earlier was the anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor. Think about how we ramped up for that war.
Thursday was the one year anniversary of Drinking Liberally here in Asheville.
The Iraq Study Group report is delivered to the White House. President Bush looked like he just received a vial of the plaque. Both the Democrats and the Republicans have been very cautious with their praise of this report. Some neocons have called James Baker and Lee Hamilton defeat-o-crats. Does the ISG and appointing Robert Gates simple give President Bush time to delay and Stay the Course?
We have an extended version of Let’s Rewind. Donald Rumsfeld officially steps down. Rummy states that there was no more challenging time then right now. I have a little to say about this. I replay some of Rummy’s greatest hits. He has some great sayings.
I discuss these topics and more on the Errington Thompson Show.
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