While I was enjoying a sunny family vacation in Pioppi, Italy…
- … John McCain, who, if elected, would be the oldest first-term President of the United States, picked as his running mate a dilettante who has said she doesn’t quite know what it is that a vice-president does. A hint: one dropped two atomic bombs, and another took the U.S. to war in Vietnam.
- … Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki finally promised to pick up the tab on the U.S.-nurtured Sunni paramilitaries — all 15,000 of them. That’s right, it’s not the quantity, it’s the quality!
- The brain drain at Abu Muqawama continued at alarming speed. Sorry guys, but if this goes on, I’ll have to bump you from my overcrowded RSS reader.
UPDATE: Scratch that. AM himself is back with a vengeance. This is what I call bloggin’!