Monday, February 04, 2008


Buried in the New York Times and other media today is the account of nine Iraqi civilians killed by American forces and three more maimed in a case of "mistaken identity". Just another mistake that started when the Congress let george bush, dick cheney and don rumsfeld etal. get away with starting this war.

We can look to our Democratic delegation of Jeff Bingaman and Tom Udall with pride. They voted against this tragic invasion of Iraq which earned us the enmity of the world and caused us to drop the ball in Afghanistan.

I have said it many times before on this blog, but I can't support Hillary Clinton for her vote to allow the invasion. Her vote along with the rest of the Congress resulted in this tragedy. It resulted in these 9 civilians losing their lives near Baghdad as the result of a "mistake." I could forgive Hillary, and will if she is the nominee, if she would just admit to this blunder. Former U.S. Senator Gary Hart is pretty much of the same opinion.

It appears to me that Obama has momentum going into tomorrow. Most politicos will tell you that is more important than any polls done over the last few months. Although this contest between Obama and Clinton is far from over, I think Obama may well be looked at as the victor tomorrow night because of dramatically closing the gap.

Bobbi and I will be in Washington, DC tomorrow night.(security systems on at the house along with the heavily armed house sitter.) I am doing some state business and attending a meeting of the Wilderness Society for a day. We have found an Obama election return party to attend near our hotel tomorrow night. It should be fun.

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