January 29, 2005
GREAT Places to Follow Iraq Election News!
If you click on the topmost BlogAd in the sidebar, you will be taken to Friends of Democracy, a great new site set up with help from Spirit of America. It truly is really cool. Lots of reporting, blogging, interviews, photos, etc, about the election in Iraq. Spirit of America tells Chester this:
The information is not "candy coated" - it simply does more than emphasize terrorism and violence. It provides good news and bad. Please link to the site and check it for news. It will be especially good on election day. We'll have reports and photos coming in from all corners of Iraq.This site will certainly be one to keep an eye on. More:
We are hosting a small conference in Washington, DC on Sunday (Jan. 30) from 1.30pm to 4pm that will provide a consolidated picture of Iraq's elections featuring prominent Iraqis, special guests (e.g.,Cliff May from the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and Christopher Hitchens), live call ins from the Friends of Democracy correspondents and bloggers, photos, video and stories. It will provide a picture of Iraq's elections people will not get anywhere else.Spirit of America also offers a story on their own site: Iraqis Defy Insurgents for Spirit of America. An excerpt:
The background behind this story involves our stellar corporate partner, Triad Hospitals. Triad's CFO, Whitman Burke, who is a Marine Reservist, reponded to a call for medical supplies and equipment to be donated via the Marines to hospitals in Iraq. Triad donated medical gear from 6 hospitals and SoA involved another of our magnanimous partners, FedEx, to ship the medical supplies to a main warehouse in Texas where they were palletized and transported by FedEx to the 1st Marine Division in Iraq.The Adventures of Chester wholeheartedly supports Spirit of America and aks you to consider a donation to this outstanding organization! Read their site, visit Friends of Democracy, and help Iraq on the road to freedom.
The 1st Marine Division took posession of the supplies and then arranged to have them delivered to the 2nd Marine Division. No small feat given the intense terrorist activity in the 1st MarDiv area. But, as the Marines always do, they pulled it off! The donated supplies included everything from tubing for IVs to gurneys to EKG machines.
UPDATE: More news from Spirit of America:
Great news! We've just received confirmation that C-SPAN is planning to cover Spirit of America's Iraq election event this Sunday from 2pm to 4pm Eastern (11am to 1pm Pacific). Please watch. Your support has made this possible. Please forward this message far and wide and encourage people to tune in.Well, this is one blogger who knows where he'll be Sunday afternoon. Note: those times are between 11pm and 1am in Iraq . . . maybe they'll have declared a winner? Should be fascinating stuff . . .
Posted by Chester at January 29, 2005 12:45 AM
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