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My memories of Operation Iraqi Freedom are vivid and laced with contrasts. I remember on March 22, 2003, crossing into Iraq as a young captain with gas mask in hand as Tomahawk missiles screamed above our heads en route to their targets. Since that night, I have witnessed acts of destruction and reconstruction, acts of violence and acts that have improved peace and stability. I have seen evil and have been humbled by genuine human compassion.
They're both Catholic, middle-aged, Harvard-educated white men - but the similarities end there between the two candidates running for Arlen Specter's U.S. Senate seat in Pennsylvania.
In this modern era, American voters often find ourselves faced with a choice between the lesser of two evils.
In the supposed year of the outsider, Missouri didn't get the memo.
"I am going to Texas, and you can go to hell," was the kiss-off line Rep. Davy Crockett had for his Tennessee constituents after they failed to re-elect him in 1834. Crockett's post-congressional career was short but immortal.
Recent pieces in The Washington Times regarding Matthew J. Bryza's nomination to the position of U.S. ambassador to Azerbaijan lend credence to a manufactured controversy related to Mr. Bryza's confirmation to a strategically important post for the United States ("Emissary entanglements," Opinion, Aug. 12).
Electric, patriotic, historic, maybe a little psychic, too: There's a certain spiritual charge in the air around Washington this weekend as thousands arrive for Glenn Beck's rally on Saturday.
Poor Al Gore. As if an im- pending divorce and allegations of sexual misconduct from an Oregon masseuse weren't bad enough (he has since been cleared of wrongdoing), the apparent collapse of "cap-and-trade" legislation in the U.S. Senate has driven the former vice president to despair.
Former Nebraska Sen. Chuck Hagel crossed party lines again yesterday to endorse Democrat Rep. Joe Sestak, casting the former U.S. Navy admiral and U.S. Senate candidate as someone who is not afraid to buck party leaders on Capitol Hill.