October deadliest month of ’06 for U.S. troops

From [CNN.com](http://www.cnn.com/?eref=rss_topstories:) “An international police liaison officer was killed and four soldiers were wounded late Sunday morning after their vehicle was struck by a roadside bomb in eastern Baghdad, a U.S. military statement released on Monday by Multi-National Corps-Iraq said.”

I have a nephew there. If he gets killed in all this nonsense, I’ll never forgive this administration. Historically, the US has been basically isolationist, and gotten involved in foreign countries only when ours was in jeopardy. What happened that made us project ourselves out into the rest of the world?

Obama considers presidential run

From [CNN.com](http://www.cnn.com/2006/POLITICS/10/22/obama.presidency/index.html?eref=rss_topstories:)

Sen. Barack Obama said Sunday that he may run for president in 2008, despite previous assertions that he would complete his current six-year senatorial term, which ends in 2011.

‘I would say I am still at the point where I have not made a decision to pursue higher office, but it is true that I have thought about it over the last several months,’ the 45-year-old Democratic senator from Illinois told NBC’s ‘Meet the Press.’

Yes, PLEASE! I’ve been wanting the chance to vote for this guy for a couple of years now.

The next Democratic nominee should either be Barack Obama or should have the stature that would come from defeating Barack Obama,” David Brooks, a conservative op-ed columnist for The New York Times, wrote in his Thursday column, entitled, “Run, Barack, Run.

See? Even the conservatives are sick of lame candidates coming out of the Democratic party nomination process.

Barak ’08. Sounds good to me.