Thursday, November 22, 2007

Happy Thanksgiving!

This year, I heard a story where some schools are telling students that Thanksgiving is a day of mourning because of what our ancestors did to Native Americans. (After the amount of money I've given back to Native Americans in their casinos, I'd say I've more than said I'm sorry.)

But that's not the way we should see Thanksgiving. Sure, American history is full of instances when we haven't exactly treated people with the respect they deserve, but we have the rest of the year to consider that. To me, Thanksgiving is a time to reflect, count our blessings, and give thanks for what we have. In that spirit, I offer the following.

I'm thankful to God for blessing me with my life and my talents.

I'm thankful to the President and our armed forces for protecting our freedoms, even when we don't agree with their mission.

I'm thankful to my family for your love and support over the years.

I'm thankful to my friends for enriching my life in so many ways.

I'm thankful to my readers for their insight and support.

And, yes, I'm thankful to my critics for keeping me honest, and in most cases, keeping me doing what I'm doing.

A time to be mournful? Hardly, when there is so much to be thankful for if you really take the time to think about it.

Happy Thanksgiving everybody!

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BAGHDAD - A U.S. soldier and an Iraqi interpreter were killed when a roadside bomb detonated near their patrol in eastern Baghdad on Tuesday, the U.S. military said. Three U.S. soldiers were wounded. . .

DIWANIYA - Police arrested 30 people, accused of assassinations and other attacks against Iraqi security forces, in the city of Diwaniya, 180 km (110 miles) south of Baghdad, over the past 48 hours, police said.

RAMADI - At least six people were killed when a car exploded outside a courthouse being guarded by police in the city of Ramadi, 110 km (70 miles) west of Baghdad, one police officer said. Another police source put the death toll at four, with 15 wounded.

BAGHDAD - Three policemen were wounded when a roadside bomb exploded near their patrol in Mansour district of western Baghdad, police said.

BAGHDAD - The Iraqi army found six decomposed bodies buried in the gardens of two abandoned houses in the Saidiya district of southern Baghdad, the Iraqi army said.

LONDON - Two British military personnel were killed in Iraq on Tuesday when their Puma helicopter crashed near Baghdad, the Ministry of Defence said. The ministry said it was too early to speculate on the cause of the crash.