Last night Weedo and I watched an episode of the Star Trek original series called "Arena" in which Kirk is forced to fight the reptilian Gorn in order to protect the lives of his crew. It's a good episode, but I think that the Gorn, with his constant hissing/growling and his creepy, sparkling eyes contributed to the dreams and nightmares that I mentioned in yesterday's blog. All night last night I was chased by Gorns, and I was pretty sure it was because I had done something to piss them off (I'm not sure what).
In other news, elections in Iraq seem to be proceeding well. It's always a good sign when the insurgents manage to assassinate the man who is supposed to be in charge of security for the elections (Col. Khalefeh Ali Hassan) and then kill the provincial governor of Baghdad (Ali Al-Haidri) all in one week, less than a month away from the elections.
Now we're gonna send in 35,000 troops to safeguard the streets for the elections, but unless we're planning on leaving those troops there to guard the officials who are elected, I don't think these new Iraqi leaders are gonna have a very long tenure in office. Kudos once again to the Bush administration for thinking this whole thing out so thoroughly before the invasion.
And as if those kiddos at the White House didn't have their hands full trying to occupy Iraq long enough to pull off what most Arabs will undoubtedly consider to be a sham election, they have still managed to find the time to explore new ways of violating universal human rights!
Torture. It's not just for terrorists anymore. It's a good thing those Iraqis have us arround to show them the light and save them from their barbaric ways.