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WRT last post.... And I even went to Jefferson's school, too.

anyways, i'm in a silly mood now.


What Video Game Character Are You? I am a Scorched Earth Tank.I am a Scorched Earth Tank.


When I have a mission, it consumes me; I will not be satisfied until the job is done. I have a strong sense of duty, and a strong sense of direction. Changes in the tide don't phase me - I always know which way the wind blows, and I know how to compensate for it. I get on poorly with people like myself. What Video Game Character Are You?

Jefferson
Libertarian - You believe that the main use for
government is for some people to lord it over
others at their expense. You maintain that the
government should be as small as possible, and
that civil liberties, "victimless
crimes", and gun ownership should be basic
rights. You probably are OK with capitalism.
Your historical role model is Thomas Jefferson.


Which political sterotype are you?
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Was browsing through Samizdata and got to a bit of ranting in reference of Dale Amon's posting:
According to a poll taken in the last few days, 71% of Americans just want to get the damn thing done and over with.


And what about the rest of the world? Similar sentiment? I'm stuck here in DC, and apart from the occasional Taxi driver, I don't get too much exposure to people actually living in various other countries (as opposed to being from other countries).

And what's with the polls in GBR? I see variations upwards of 30% sometimes, e.g., if Bush gets the backing of the UN, some say 45%, some say 75% of Brits would support the war on Iraq... +/- 4% margin, of course.

Heck, while I'm ranting.... I'm sick and tired of the term "War On Iraq."

Propose a change: "War In Iraq."

We're not fighting the Iraqi people. We're not really liberating them either. We're fighting some dude who happens to live in, control, authoratize, and hide within Iraq.

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I don't even know what to say (for once)

The Guardian reports that the illegal Iraqi drone:

appears to be made of balsa wood and duct tape, with two small propellors attached to what look like the engines of a weed whacker.


Someone's delusional here. Technically, it could be the US, but I suspect it's the Guardian.

Note also that the Guardian thinks Blix is on the wrong side of the debate, a view commonly held by the hawk crowd:

Blix mentioned the drone in a 173-page written list of outstanding questions about Iraq's weapons programs last week. While small, Blix said, drones can be used to spray biological warfare agents such as anthrax. He said the drone hadn't been declared by Iraq to inspectors.