Let me get this straight. We finally get Iraq to the point where they hold elections. Now, some people (admittedly, a journalist, but it wouldn’t surprise me if politicians felt the same) think that the person they are likely to elect is a bad choice? That’s it. Give them the opportunity to pick their leader. They do, decide they picked the wrong one. Give me a break. And people wonder why I think we might not have the best argument for being involved in Iraq.
Speaking of the middle east… The big D (that’s Dubya, not Dallas) has decided that invading Iran is a bad idea. I don’t really have anything to say about this. I just wanted to record it, so that in a few months or so, if he should change his mind, I’ll be able to come back and find it easily.
There actually was an interesting idea proposed recently for dealing with the mess of Social Security. It seems that Paul O’Neill (the treasury guy, not the Yankee) thinks the government ought to just give every person $2K per year for their own account. I actually like that someone proposed a new idea. But the numbers in the end won’t be any better than the current plan, and the money still has to come from somewhere. That’s what I don’t get. Do people just not understand that whatever the government gives away, they have to get from somewhere first? And that that somewhere is their very own pocket? I’d prefer to just keep my pocket lined, thank you very much.