Things You Ought To Read
Eteraz basically is of the opinion that by obsessing over him, the Muslim world is giving him power he should not have. I agree--but note that rationality is not and never has been a big part of the Muslim worldview.
2) On fathers, fatherhood, and the role of the older male in society vis a vis the younger male,
Grim has some useful things to say.
So does Dad29.
3) On Iraq, CENTCOM's press releases are fascinating reads. I love how folks try to tell me they don't see any progress in Iraq, but can't be bothered to check the information for themselves, preferring to rely on the pre-digested and heavily anti-US crap spewed by the MSM.