Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Bush on Iraq

President Bush spoke today at the Naval Academy on the policy in Iraq. There was also a broader policy manual released here. I remember the Gulf War in 1991 and was always confused about why we left Saddam in power. The only argument I heard was that he was the enemy of our enemy. Saddam was supposed to keep other rogue nations like Iran in check. A lot of good that whole strategy did us. Iraq continued to be a headache until circumstances forced us to invade. Now Iran has or is on the verge of nuclear weapons.

As for the rebuilding of Iraq, it seems to be moving forward nicely. I would call what is happening there nothing short of miraculous. A dictator was toppled. Free elections have been held. A constitution has been drafted. Iraqi security forces are more numerous and more capable, and the reconstruction is progressing. Freedom is always cheaper in the long run than turning a blind eye to dictators and thugs.

Friday, November 18, 2005

DAVID CRUMM: Welcome to the mormon church

DAVID CRUMM: Welcome to the mormon church: "Today, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints is hosting New York dignitaries for the opening of a five-story Mormon meetinghouse for 900 members in Harlem. Then, on Dec. 10, a new meetinghouse will open in Philadelphia."

I spent two years working to spread the word in Philly and there has been progress made. It is exciting to hear that a new building is opening in Philly. The only thing I wait for is a Temple in Philly. That will be a day worth going back to see.

Monday, November 07, 2005

First post ever

I am a baseball fanatic. I love BYU.