Pass. Haven't been following it, or any other news, closely enough, for the same reasons I'm not posting much. A vague feeling that Israel should be concentrating on Hezbollah rather than the road to Damascus - some say they're trying to stop the captured soldiers being spirited away to Syria or Iran. I'd have thought you don't need a main road to do that. Armchair strategist sits at home.
Norm has news and views, Natalie has a question for the BBC.
In other news ...
Many Angry Gerbils is another identikit leftie blog of the "Bush and Blair are the real terrorists" persuasion. Who reads them all ? There's one I see on UK Poliblogs a lot - huge cut'n'paste jobs of the latest Guardian whatever - 5 or 6 long cut'n'posts a day, lots of neat sidebar stuff (currently featuring a tasteful photo of an injured face, captioned "Shock and Awe 2003", which then changes to the Tavistock Square bus - "Shock and Awe 2005"), neat design - for about a quarter of the readership here, where the design hasn't changed since Day 1 and I'm currently posting every other day or three.
But I digress. He (and it always is a he) surely deserves a link for this wonderful sidebar graphic, which appeals to me greatly.
UPDATE - I don't mean to imply that low-readership blogs are valueless - far from it. Anyway, what's low readership ? "Less than mine, whatever that is". But rightie or non-political blogs tend to be idiosyncratic, individual. So many of the lefty blogs are meeting a need that the Indie already supplies.
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