What a glorious day it was today. Got the lawn mowed, went out to breakfast with the spouse, went to dinner with the spouse. Played with my cousin's kids, drove around topless. That would be with the top down on my convertible so don't get all grossed out here.
Meanwhile nice to see our Secretary of State being so successful in Israel and Lebanon. According to the NY Times, Condi continues to display a remarkable amount of forgiveness and understanding for Israel's bombing of Lebanon despite giving their word to stop the bombing. Do these people know any other way of conducting operations without going down the same damn path? Hmm, don't talk, just bomb, why does this sound so familiar? Because it is the same thing Bush did in Iraq. The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, expecting different results.
In today's San Jose Mercury, there was a startling bit of reporting about what is happening in Lebanon post Israeli bombs. The pictures were breathtaking and the history of the area bombed was even more devastating. There are two families in this one village that was hit. The village was hit in 1996 and yesterday's casualties included a large number of children, two of whom were sleeping in their mother's arms.
I guess I am starting to take sides here. I know the situation is complex but at the end of the day, US hands are even bloodier due to the lack of skill, political capital and integrity of this administration.
Then I see that Castro of the Cuba Castros has turned over power to his brother, Raul, while he undergoes intestinal surgery. This is a very big deal for Castro to let loose of the reigns for even a nanosecond. The outcome is being very closely watched in Miami. Too bad he out lived Celia Cruz. It would have been nice for her to go back home one more time. I bet there is a run on marine supplies while folks wait to see if he makes it out of surgery alive. Then stand back and watch what happens!
What a nice way to spend the anniversary, the world is going to hell quickly and I am enjoying wedded bliss . It may be illegal here but it is still bliss.