Let every American, every lover of liberty, every well wisher to his posterity, swear by the blood of the Revolution, never to violate in the least particular, the laws of the country; and never to tolerate their violation by others.

As the patriots of seventy-six did to the support of the Declaration of Independence, so to the support of the Constitution and Laws, let every American pledge his life, his property, and his sacred honor; let every man remember that to violate the law, is to trample on the blood of his father, and to tear the charter of his own, and his children's liberty.

Let reverence for the laws, be breathed by every American mother, to the lisping babe, that prattles on her lap; let it be taught in schools, in seminaries, and in colleges; let it be written in Primers, spelling books, and in Almanacs; let it be preached from the pulpit, proclaimed in legislative halls, and enforced in courts of justice. And, in short, let it become the political religion of the nation; and Let the old and the young, the rich and the poor, the grave and the gay, of all sexes and tongues, and colors and conditions, sacrifice unceasingly upon its altars.

While ever a state of feeling, such as this, shall universally, or even, very generally prevail throughout the nation, vain will be every effort, and fruitless every attempt, to subvert our national freedom.


- Abraham Lincoln, January 27, 1838
  Address Before the Young Men's Lyceum of Springfield, Illinois

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Yes John - but would you eat in the cafeteria?

John McCain - you and Mike Pence, in your flak jackets with the entire U.S. Army in tow, shopping in the Baghdad market... you made believers out of all of us. In fact, many of us will do all of our shopping in Baghdad from here on out. I for one, could use a few new rugs. At least they don't have genetically modified corn in Iraq, and they may still have a fruit crop, if the fighting hasn't yet blown the branches off the trees.

But Mr McCain... had you really wanted to impress us with the success of the surge and new found safety in Baghdad, I wonder why you didn't just have lunch in the Green Zone? You could just as easily have had yourself a nice, safe lunch in the Parliamentary cafetaria...

... or not.

An explosion has hit a cafeteria at the Iraqi parliament, killing at least eight people, at least two of them MPs, the US military has said.

Police said they believed a suicide bomber was involved. Dozens more people were injured in the attack.

The cafe, in Baghdad's highly fortified Green Zone, is for MPs and their staff, some of whom were having lunch there.

Earlier, a bomb on a bridge in Baghdad killed at least eight people and sent several cars into the River Tigris.

--snip--

The convention centre where parliament meets is one of the most heavily guarded buildings in the country, he says.

There are sniffer dogs, and all the other usual precautions are taken. Sometimes several searches are made within the space of just a few metres.

So the markets are now safe, but the Parliament cafeteria is not? Surge seems to be going well... don't you think?

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

See the picture
McCain recommends Parliament caefteria

4:09 PM  

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