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Carnivals of Liberals and Political Punditry

The latest Carnival of Liberals is up at Tangled Up in Blue. The latest Carnival of Political Punditry is also up at I’m A Pundit Too. My translation and brief introduction Writing’s Degree of Xeroxing was included in both of these carnivals. My favorite piece had to be Obama’s Unrealistic Plan for Iraq, which critiques Obama’s naïve position on Iraq, namely the fact that Obama continues to defend his pre-war position against the Iraq war and proposes an eventual pull-out AND YET naively Obama cannot maintain his previous, pre-war position and propose a present, post-war, current-war position. His words are beautiful and his pre-war position was probably an accurate one but he cannot help but be aware of the long-term necessity of an American military presence in a politically instable Iraq.
If you’re someone who blogs about liberalism and politics and wants to participate in a blog carnival, check out the submission forms and guidelines for the Carnival of the Liberals and Carnival of Political Punditry. Keep reading! And, of course, keep blogging!