June 28, 2004
— Ace Michele has a very heartening round-up.
This opening from Aala is pretty nice:
Hail our true friends, the Great People of the United States of America; The Freedom giving Republic, the nation of Liberators. Never has the world known such a nation, willing to spill the blood of her children and spend the treasure of her land even for the sake of the freedom and well being of erstwhile enemies. The tree of friendship is going to grow and grow and bear fruit as sure as day follows night. And the people deep down at the bottom of their hearts, they appreciate.
Posted by: Dianna at June 28, 2004 04:01 PM (JmCN0)
Perhaps most Americans don't realize how similar the situation in Iraq is to the situation during and after the American Revolution. We were a *lot* like Iraq is now. But we came through it successfully. If political correctness and the international community don't completely obstruct the good folks in Iraq, they will too.
Those of you who are religious should consider praying that their dreams would come true.
Posted by: Smack at June 28, 2004 05:46 PM (CBDWx)
Let's keep at it.
Posted by: Dave in Texas at June 28, 2004 07:28 PM (isymw)
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