Thursday, November 27, 2008

The origin of the Marine Corp hymn

It is amazing what you can stumble on to on the Internet. If you ever wondered about the origin of the songs of our military, this article will tell you.

That it is written by a Marine seems to have caused a bit of bias, but when you can do it, it ain't bragging.

Is Obama watching the terrorist attacks in India?

Evidently the Iraqi people are,

BAGHDAD (AP) - Iraq's parliament on Thursday approved by a wide margin a security pact with the United States that lets American troops stay in Iraq for three more years.

The vote in favor of the pact was backed by the ruling coalition's Shiite and Kurdish blocs as well as the largest Sunni Arab bloc, which had demanded concessions for supporting the deal.

Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki appeared to have won the comfortable majority that he sought in order to give the agreement additional legitimacy.

Parliament speaker Mahmoud al-Mashhadani said an "overwhelming majority" of the lawmakers who attended the session voted in favor of the pact by a show of hands. The parliament's secretariat, which counted lawmakers as they entered the chamber, said 220 out of 275 legislators attended.