Congratulation to Daily Kos

Daily Kos has been named as the best blog of 2006 by Weblog Awards. 

The Daily Kos is a great site.  There is a great deal of information on the site.  The volume of information is sometimes overwhelming. 

The Daily Kos beat out some great blogs including the Huffington Post which has star power.  The Daily Kos, I guess has people power?  Little Green Footballs was also in that category.  I’m not sure that I like the format of LGF.  Boing, boing was also beaten out.  Boing Boing is the most popular English language blog in the world.  Again, hats off to Markos and the Daily Kos.

Iraq – violence increases

The record level of violence has gotten to new record levels.  Let’s get some degree of reality.  I know that’s hard with this White House but let’s try. Let’s assume that we are going to have a real plan to control the violence in Iraq.  The plan will be to control Baghdad then to look at other major cities.  Baghdad is a city of about 7 million.  How many police would you need to control a population of million?  For example if a huge riot breaks out in LA and everything goes crazy how many police would you need?  One thing that I do know the number isn’t 140,000.  It isn’t 140,000 +/- 10,000 or 15,000.  You have to be talking about 500,000 – 700,000 troops.  Remember much of Iraq is armed.  At least that is what we have to assume.  So, now what? 

Increasing troop levels for 3 – 6 months is crazy talk.  If you want to control Baghdad then start a draft and ramp up.  If not then don’t waste my time or our troops.