You can’t be brave if you’ve only had wonderful things happen to you

MoveOn didn’t call General David Petraeus a sycophant, his boss did. Does that mean that Admiral William Fallon, chief of the Central Command (CENTCOM) is guilty of some form of sedition or that the Admiral isn’t much for kissing Bush ass.

Two Of Soldiers Who Penned Times Op-Ed Criticizing War Appear To Have Died. Since Josh posted this it has been confirmed that they were killed. My deepest sympathies to their families and friends.

The Right is mighty upset over this story, High School Bans American Flag

On the sixth anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks, students at one high school were not allowed to wear clothes with an American flag.

Under a new school rule, students at Hobbton High School are not allowed to wear items with flags, from any country, including the United States.

tristero at Hullabaloo responds here, Flag Clothes Banned

While I tend to think this might be a little heavy handed on the school’s part the policy is legally correct according to Title 4 – FLAG AND SEAL, SEAT OF GOVERNMENT, AND THE STATES – of the United States Code Chapter 1 – THE FLAG – §176. Respect for flag

* (d) The flag should never be used as wearing apparel, bedding, or drapery. It should never be festooned, drawn back, nor up, in folds, but always allowed to fall free. Bunting of blue, white, and red, always arranged with the blue above, the white in the middle, and the red below, should be used for covering a speaker’s desk, draping the front of the platform, and for decoration in general.
* (e) The flag should never be fastened, displayed, used, or stored in such a manner as to permit it to be easily torn, soiled, or damaged in any way.
* (f) The flag should never be used as a covering for a ceiling.
* (g) The flag should never have placed upon it, nor on any part of it, nor attached to it any mark, insignia, letter, word, figure, design, picture, or drawing of any nature.
* (h) The flag should never be used as a receptacle for receiving, holding, carrying, or delivering anything.
* (i) The flag should never be used for advertising purposes in any manner whatsoever. It should not be embroidered on such articles as cushions or handkerchiefs and the like, printed or otherwise impressed on paper napkins or boxes or anything that is designed for temporary use and discard. Advertising signs should not be fastened to a staff or halyard from which the flag is flown.

I missed this the other day. Ironic after the temper tantrum the Righties had over the 9-11 Truthers poll, Hit and Myth: Poll Shows 1 in 3 Americans Still Believe Saddam Involved in 9/11

NEW YORK Six years after the 9/11 terror attacks on the U.S., it seems the media still have some educational work to do. A new CBS/New York Times poll reveals that even today, 1 in 3 Americans believe that “Saddam Hussein was personally involved in the September 11th, 2001, terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.”

This notion was thoroughly debunked by official sources, including those in the White House, years ago, but the myth endures. Polls have shown that belief in this untruth was a prime component in support for the attack on Iraq.

One has to wonder about the mental processes at work here. They heard a rumor to this effect after 9-11 and by gumption they’re sticking to it regardless of the facts.

“You can’t be brave if you’ve only had wonderful things happen to you.” M.T. Moore