Saturday, August 2, 2008


I just finished scanning the "hits" to my blog and I was excited to see some soldiers in Baghdad were watching the video on this post from my blog about a combat support hospital in Baghadad.


And here is another video of our brave combat support medics in Iraq:

Maybe I'm just a sentimental old cuss, but every time I watch these videos it brings tears to my eyes because I'm just so damn proud of these kids.

These videos are suitable for children or anyone with a weak stomach.


Sen. Barack Obama is fighting many obstacles in his bid for President of the United States.

The media doesn't want to talk about "elephant in the room" but the polls suggest there is more racism in this country than anyone thought there was.

Why is it Obama is only a few points ahead, and in some states behind, McCain when the country is in the throes of a recession and the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan still have not brought a reconciliation in Iraq and the Taliban is getting stronger in Afghanistan.

Race, or racism, is at the center of why Obama is not further ahead in the polls, but nobody will come right out and say it.

Rachel Maddow, the brilliant Air America and MSNBC contributor, has mentioned racism as the reason why Obama is not further ahead, but she is usually shouted down by the likes of Pat Buchanan and other right wingers who are oblivious to racism in the United States.

The Sen. John McCain campaign, which is now under the wing of former Swift Boat veterans who torpedoed John Kerry's bid for the White House in '04 with lies and more lies about Kerry's service in Vietnam, and Karl Rove, the master of dirty politics, has seized upon the "race card" and plan to use race to divide the country even more than the United States is already divided along racial lines.

The McCain campaign is a campaign designed to divide America and the formula they plan to use is to tap into all the "closet racists" or latent racists who are looking for any excuse NOT to vote for Barack Obama.

This video supports the Obama campaign and spells out how the Obama campaign plans to fight the negative and racist ads of the McCain campaign.


Fox News was jumping up and down and claiming Al Qaeda #1 had been killed or captured.
But now CNN is reporting U.S. military says it was all a BIG mistake.

Someday FOX NEWS will quit ballyhooing events out of Iraq and Afghanistan before they have been confirmed.

No evidence of al Qaeda No. 2's illness or death, U.S. says

Story Highlights
Officials say there is no evidence that Ayman al-Zawahiri is dead or wounded
CBS reports on letter that referred to al-Zawahiri by name in request for doctor
Letter reportedly says he was in "severe pain," suffering from infected wounds
The No. 2 al Qaeda chief has issued many recordings urging militants to fight U.S.

(CNN) -- U.S. counterterrorism officials said Friday they have seen no evidence to support a media report that al Qaeda's No. 2 official, Ayman al-Zawahiri, may be critically wounded or dead.

A senior intelligence official told CNN there is no evidence to support a CBS News report on al-Zawahiri, and no reason to believe it is true.

"This is utterly uncorroborated, and at this point there is no reason to believe that al-Zawahiri has been injured or killed," another intelligence official said.

According to the CBS report, a letter intercepted in Pakistan refers to the 57-year-old physician by name and requests a doctor, saying he is in "severe pain" and his "injuries are infected."

The July 29 letter was reportedly written by a local Taliban leader whose signature and seal are on the letter, CBS said. But the network said it had not been able to authenticate the signature or the seal.

Two Pentagon officials also said they were unaware of any credible reports of al-Zawahiri's death.

Pakistan's ambassador to the United States said his country was "unable to confirm or deny" the report.

"We are looking into the reports and will comment only after we have solid evidence either way," Husain Haqqani said.

A $25 million reward has been offered for Al-Zawahiri. He has delivered numerous messages on audio and video urging militants to continue the fight against the United States.

He narrowly escaped death in an attack in the Tora Bora region of Afghanistan in 2001 that left his wife and children dead.

He was imprisoned for his involvement in the 1981 assassination of Egyptian President Anwar Sadat.

This week, al Qaeda reported on radical Islamist Web sites that a U.S. airstrike killed Abu Abdallah al-Shami, a "military leader" who had escaped from a U.S. prison in Afghanistan in 2005.