Tuesday, March 11, 2003

has anyone been watching the daily show recently?

until january i didn't have a functional tv in the house. i had a tv, yes, but the antenna was crappy, and i only got 4 channels. one was fox, the other three were mexican. so i didn't even try to watch tv, except on sundays, when i'd try and fail to watch football. i got a new roommate in january, and she came with a 20-something inch tv and cable. i live a different life now. the tv is on as i type. i don't even know what's on, but it keeps me company.

anyway, the daily show on comedy central has had more interesting war coverage than cnn or fox news or whatever. tonight's guest was the president of the council on foreign relations. one of the most interesting things he said was that privately all these diplomats were saying to him that the worst thing that could happen in iraq right now would be if the US packed up its troops and left. this coming from people publicly opposing the war. is this a scoop? i don't know, but i think it's true, and I'd like to take this opportunity to officially take this blog into new territory: PRO WAR!!! That may be the wrong way to put it, I'm not in favor of 'war' in the abstract, and I'm certainly not supporting the way that the cowboy-in-chief has gotten us here, but from where we stand now, i believe it is the only way "out" (forward?) that won't lead to even more problems than this war will (and it will lead to a great number of problems). i also believe that france and russia's opposition to this war in the UN is no less about oil than our perceived eargerness for it. happy tuesday everybody.

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