09/28/2005: Off to a good start:
New addition to the blogroll: Main and Central. This is a group blog founded by Jo Fish at Democratic Veteran, and which focuses on the perspective of "veterans of the Democratic persuasion", as Jo put it, and matters of concern to veterans. By "veterans", Jo includes everyone from folks who left active duty a long time ago to vets just back from Afghanistan or the Mess in Mesopotamia. The gang looks to be an interesting collection of viewpoints:
We've got quite a distinguished group of bloggers (we'll they're all bloggers now, right?), including Terry from Nitpicker, recently returned from a National Guard tour in Afghanistan; Lurch, a long-time and frequent commenter at DemVet and other places, who is a former Army Warrant and was in SE Asia as a LRRP; Jeff Huber of Pen and Sword, a retired Naval Officer and former Commanding Officer of a fleet E-2C squadron, and other veterans who have agreed to contribute. There are also a couple of active duty types who are currently in Iraq who have expressed an interest in contributing, but are weighing the consequences (yes, there are some) of contributing before they take the plunge. I hope they join us, but we'll see. The 1600 Crew are nothing if not vindictive, and these guys need to look out for themselves, after all a couple of them were serious career guys before their second Baghdad vacation.Best of luck to y'all; I'll be keeping my eyes on you.
Len on 09.28.05 @ 12:46 PM CST