Jeff Jarvis: "The war in Iraq is not like Vietnam. It is like World War II. It is a war against fascism." Just a reminder of why we did it ...

Nicholas Kristof: "I doff my hat, briefly, to President Bush.

Sudanese peasants will be naming their sons "George Bush" because he scored a humanitarian victory this week that could be a momentous event around the globe — although almost nobody noticed. It was Bush administration diplomacy that led to an accord to end a 20-year civil war between Sudan's north and south after two million deaths.

Businessweek: Talks about wikis and how cool they are. Wikis are basically websites where anybody can make changes to the content ... it's a collaborative effort in maintaining content. It's been incredibly useful for sites like Wikipedia, which is an online encylopedia where the entries are created and maintained by the masses.
Posted by roy on May 29, 2004 at 12:46 PM in Ramblings | 8 Comments

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silly (guest)

Comment posted on June 4th, 2004 at 02:18 PM
where I\'m connected to on the internet? that sounds ominous =P

silly (guest)

Comment posted on June 1st, 2004 at 09:40 PM
That rationale of fighting against fascism wasn\'t mentioned in 2003 when he was gearing up for war. Nor was it a valid excuse for rejecting diplomacy and coalition-building by moving past the U.N. then, only to hand off the problem to them now. This \"war against terrorism\" is NOT similar to World War II. Any gains that George Bush has made in places like Sudan has more than been offset by the unrest and disorder in Iraq and across the Middle East; that humanitarian \"victory\" came even as vast \"losses\" are ravaging Iraq.

And as for warning dictators.... wth is North Korea doing? If anything, Kim Jong Il is merely waiting for OUR regime to be changed, not the other way around. And North Korea is the country that if anything we should be most scared about, not Libya or any other rogue state that is North Korea\'s customer.
Comment posted on June 1st, 2004 at 10:32 PM
The current administration is \"actively\" seeking some sort of talks with Korea, which is just about the only thing we *can* do against N. Korea. I mean, honestly, what can we do?

P.S. It would be nice for you to leave a bit more in terms of contact information next time. I\'m pretty sure I know who you are based on how you came here and where you\'re connected to on the Internet, but I don\'t want to jump to conclusions :)
Comment posted on June 1st, 2004 at 10:27 PM
When has it ever been wrong to generate a rationale after something has happened? Hindsight is always 20/20, and we should take advantage of it.

Furthermore, obviously this war is nothing like WWII. Lucky for us, the losses are only a fraction of the prices paid during WWII.

This war, as I have always emphasized it, has always centered around Hussein. Had he stepped down, we would of avoided all this. In any case, this war\'s primary goal was to remove Saddam, and is thus a war against fascism. Whether or not you feel comfortable with the fact that this was never explictly stated in the early stages of the pre-war drumb-beating is up to you.
Comment posted on May 29th, 2004 at 03:03 PM
And exactly how did Bush end this war?
Comment posted on May 29th, 2004 at 03:32 PM
The pressure Bush & team have put on dictators worldwide, including Libya and other African nations have made people realize they can\'t just mess around anymore...

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Comment posted on May 29th, 2004 at 08:33 PM
The fact is, Bush hasn\'t ended this \"war\".
Comment posted on May 29th, 2004 at 04:32 PM
He may have a $3 trillion dollar defecit, but the man does do some good.