Thursday, March 29, 2007

Roundup

The White House has set up an E-mail address for well wishes to Tony Snow. Please take a moment to send him a note of support.

Saudis edging away from the US on terror? How does Iraq play in this: do they think we failed in Iraq, or are they disappointed that we will leave 'before the job's done?' Or is it unrelated?

Crittenden offers a related comment.

Bob Novak (in his E-mail newsletter) suggests that Mitch McConnell's decision not to filibuster the Iraq supplemental is partly due to a decision not to protect the President (no link):

Iraq: Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell's (R-Ky.) decision not to block a vote on the Iraq supplemental bill containing an Iraq withdrawal date made sense on several levels.

  1. For one thing, McConnell is aware of public polling that shows a large and growing majority of the American public wants U.S. troops out of Iraq. A new Pew poll puts the number at 59 percent.
  2. But there is another motivation as well: a growing feeling among congressional Republicans that there is no reason for them to keep taking the hits to defend a White House they describe as "ungrateful." President Bush showed such a shocking lack of concern for congressional Republicans' political standing or re-election prospects that they don't care much for their unpopular, lame-duck President. The attitude is that it's his war, let him veto the timetable.


Seven-Elevens may become Kwik-E-Marts to promote the Simpsons movie.

And the latest from JibJab. Very funny, with a mild content/language warning:

1 comment:

Philo-Junius said...

Does King Abdullah not know that the U.S. media (now) follow the Arab press? It's a venerable custom for Arab leaders to throw red zionist-and-Crusader-bashing red meat to Arab audiences, and then turn around and mouth platitudes to western audiences, but how did he think we wouldn't hear of this?

If he did think we'd hear, why undertake such a patently absurd position as implying that Iraq would be better off if we left? Do the Arabs really like the idea of going in and protecting the Sunni Arabs in Iraq on their own? Would this be a legitimate occupation?