Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Vacation Pictures

Here is a link to the pictures of our trip to Israel and Egypt. It was a fantastic time, and I loved spending quality time with my Dad and Bro.


Gracias por todo, Dad. Love you.

Thursday, March 01, 2007

What Changed?

"I think for us to get American military personnel involved in a civil war inside Iraq would literally be a quagmire. Once we got to Baghdad, what would we do? Who would we put in power? What kind of government? Would it be a Sunni government, a Shia government, a Kurdish government? Would it be secular, along the lines of the Baath party? Would it be fundamentalist Islamic?"

"I do not think the United States wants to have U.S. military forces accept casualties and accept responsibility of trying to govern Iraq. It makes no sense at all."

Dick Cheney, Secretary of Defense for George H. W. Bush, in 1991 when asked why Operation Desert Storm had stopped short of deposing Saddam Hussein.

Thursday, February 22, 2007

More Innocent Times

Compare the tone of this article from the end of Barry Bonds' record-breaking 2001 season to the countless articles written about him in the years since then. Pretty striking. Not a single mention of steroids, drugs, personal trainers, perjury investigations, BALCO, grand juries, Victor Conte, Game of Shadows, or congressional hearings. Even Mark McGuire is mentioned in a positive context.

My stance on Barry Bonds is pretty clear, but I think even the blindest Bonds supporter would have to admit that this quote makes him sound like a cheater trying to feign amazement:

"This was a great, great way to end it with a victory and a home run. You can't ask for anything better," Bonds said after the game. "I never thought I could do it."