Monday, December 15, 2003
Well, as you all know, we indeed got him. I have nothing to add personally, except as I staggered down the hall to the bathroom yesterday morning, I saw a sign on the door saying "Saddam Hussein Captured by 4th ID Last Night". Ran back to my room, turned on the computer, and was pretty much wide awake for the rest of the day.
I saw a poll on CNN today the other day from the Opinion Dynamics Corporation which asked, "Based on what you’ve heard so far, do you think Jackson is guilty or not guilty of child molestation?". The results they published then showed that differences between the answers of black and white respondants. My eyebrows raise a bit whenever race is involved in a poll, and the result that CNN chose to highlight was that 38% of whites vs. 15% of blacks think he is guilty while 58% of blacks vs. 17% of whites think he is not guilty. They way I thought it was being presented was CNN telling me that since whites are more likely to consider him guilty than blacks, then they are more racist. There is another interpretation of the results, however: 74% of blacks and 56% of whites have already made up their mindd one why or another. Both numbers are alarmingly high because we have not been able to examine all the evidence that is out there.
I couldnt find the poll on CNN's website, but was able to find it on Fox news
OK, now that my basic training blog is pretty much complete as far as my input, I am back and will be posting more and more here once again. I do not know what direction my mind will go, but I do not plan to focus only military matters. As before it will probably be a meandering list of thoughts with links and hopefully, some of you will once again become regular readers.