Wednesday, September 22, 2004

Work of a Grateful Iraqi


This statue now stands outside the Iraqi palace (the current home of the 4th Infantry Division). Its sculptor, an Iraqi artist named Kalat, had been forced to make hundreds of Saddam Hussein busts under the former regime. In an effort to express his gratitude to the United States for freeing him and his country, he made this memorial using the bronze from three melted-down Saddam statues. This piece shows a small girl comforting a soldier who is mourning the loss of his fallen comrades.
This story has yet to be reported by the mainstream media (with the exception of the Weekly Standard)

Sunday, September 05, 2004

The Economy Gets Even Better

More bad news for the Democrats.
The national unemployment rate, which was at 5.5% (already bellow the average of the 70s, 80s, and 90s) has dropped to 5.4%. The preliminary job-creation numbers for the month of August (tend to be revised upwards at a later date) show that employers added 144,000 new jobs to the payrolls. August is the twelfth straight month that job numbers have gone up.In a further blow to Kerry’s already meager hopes of election, the number of new jobs for July was revised upwards and more than doubled (from 32,000 to 73,000).