I hate to get political, but today I read the headlines “U.S. forces to leave Saudi Arabia this year” and thought to myself “Could that be because they will instead now be stationed in Iraq for the next 20 years?”. Note, I am not talking about occupation or anything silly like that, but it seems to me that this is a token effort to make it look like we are maintaining less of a presence in the Middle East (one of Osama’s biggest gripes was our troops stationed in Saudi Arabia). Even if occupation has been ruled out, it would truly surprise me if there wasn’t a US military presence in Iraq for some time to come.
On a less noteworthy note: $0.99 isn’t too much to pay for a single song…. People used to buy ’45s like they were Pokemon at that same price 20 years ago (and they were forced into that pesky B-side too!).