Saturday, August 07, 2004

Renewed Fighting in Iraq

Surprise, Surprise. Muqtada al-Sadr has started to be militant again, and pretend he wanted to renew the cease fire. I have asked this before, but is anyone really surprised by this? US Helicopters pounded a cemetery with Iraqi insurgents. At least we kinda don't feel alone in this fight, because the Iraqi interim government has to deal with this band of hoodlums as well. They just need to arrest this guy or something. It is just pathetic how much power a religious cleric can have over thousands of people. Like this one Shiite cleric that was good friends of ours, he did complain about the occupation but other than that he was good friends with the soldiers. Yet, he had enough influence to probably have a military of 5,000 fighters if he wanted. Religion, in my opinion is a scheme to make money off of beliefs, but other than that it's a way to lead your life, it's not a way of life. I don't think I would be willing to fight and die for some preacher. I just don't understand these people, and people at home wonder why I think in that area of the world, the only way to solve problems sometimes is to show up with more and bigger guns. The lunatic even blamed the violence on the USA. Maybe he needs to be reminded that it is HIS forces that are conducting the attacks on Coalition and Iraqi Forces.

I went White Water rafting with a bunch of buddies in my company. We had a blast, one of the most fun things I've done in a long time, however, it can be alittle dangerous.

Isn't it strange how Kerry was all about sending as many troops as needed during all the attacks, but now his views have changed and now he says he would try to pull the troops out sooner. Isn't that just alittle strange? Also, Bush seems to be doing alittle better now in the polls. He seems to be doing a good job on convincing more and more people on why he should be re-elected.