PavCo Multimedia Synergistics Weblog

June 30, 2008

Daily Trivia

Filed under: Politics — CPav @ 7:10 am
Tags: , ,

I’ve got a bunch of posts coming this week, most political but at least one movie review, maybe more (depending on if I get to see Wanted this week), but I wanted to pass on the following while I’m thinking of it.

I’ve taken advantage of MyFunTrivia.com to create a daily trivia tournament. Nothing at stake but bragging rights, but it’s free and fun. Please join us and see how you do against the PavCo braintrust.

PavCo Multimedia Synergistics Trivia Tourny
Daily Trivia

The 300 Project: 9/11

June 16, 2008

Leaving Iraq May not be Up to Us

Filed under: Politics — CPav @ 11:11 pm
Tags: , ,

Much has been made this campaign season, indeed the last couple, back to the midterms, about how long the US should keep forces in Iraq. From John McCain’s “Hundred Years” to the depiction of Obama as wanting to cut and run, it’s one of the true wedge points between the two candidates.

But the ultimate decision may not be up to either candidate. The current administration is attempting to negotiate a Status of Forces agreement with the Iraqi government, which would “provide a legal basis for the presence of U.S. forces in Iraq after the UN mandate expires at the end of the year.” (USA Today, 6/13)

Unfortunately (for the Bushies), the USA Today article linked above also points out that the two governments are at loggerheads over provisions in the agreement which the Iraqis feel impinges upon their sovereignty.

McClatchy reported that the Iraqis might actually ask the US to leave if an agreement can’t be reached by that time.
 
 
 
The 300 Project: 8/116

Blog at WordPress.com.