As May winds down to a close, it's proved to be yet another month of hard news from Iraq. I have a lot of former students who are now in the military; presumably some of them are now serving there. Would I recognize a student's name if I heard it on the news?
Both sides thought the Civil War would end quickly, but realized after First Bull Run (sorry, I'm a Northerner and use the Northern names) that the war would be a longer effort. The news this morning mentioned soldeisr who had already served two tours in Iraq and were preparing to leave for a third. I don't think anyone anticipated such a situation after the first month of this war.
I'll allow the senate to approve John Bolton only on condition that he spend a week embedded with the troops, followed by a European vacation where Bolton meets with ordinary people and hears what the rest of the world thinks of America these days. Am I the only one to notie the report that fewer overseas tourists now visit?
Words Written: took last night and this morning off
Lessons Graded: six