Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Think about it

Two items in the news that may surprise some people. First, for those who think Republicans do not have children fighting in Iraq:
His father, the veteran Republican senator from Missouri, is a member of the Senate Intelligence Committee.

"I'm very proud of him, he's done very well," said Sen. Bond, who met with his son in January during a visit to Iraq and four other countries in the region. Sens. Evan Bayh (D-Ind.), Barack Obama (D-Ill.) and Rep. Harold Ford Jr. (D-Tenn.) were on the same codel.

Shortly before meeting his son in Fallujah, the senator said, five members of his son's unit were killed by a roadside bomb.

The full story is here.

And for those who think all Muslims are the same:
CAIRO, Egypt (AP) -- It's not just East and West that are divided over cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad. Two of the most popular Muslim preachers on Arab television are feuding over whether dialogue or protest is the best approach in the clash of civilizations.

The rest of the article is here.