Friday, September 3, 2010

This Week in Words and Pics

So this week was all about making moves in a more peaceful direction....if that's possible. So here are my picks of the week.  

Articles

Israeli-Palestinian Peace Talks Begin as Both Sides Lay Out Hopes, Expectations
Politics Daily


Obama in Oval Office Address: Iraq War Combat Mission Over
Politics Daily

Blog Post

Analysis: Peace in the Middle East? Probably not.
GlobalPost

Neither the Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu nor Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas have the support from their respective constituencies that they would need to provide the courage to make a lasting deal.



Pictures
Check out these and more incredible pictures from The Big Picture, Afghanistan, August 2010.

French President Nicolas Sarkozy comforts one of the sons of Captain Lorenzo Mezzasalma during a ceremony on August 27, 2010 at the 21e RIMA in Frejus to honor Captain Lorenzo Mezzasalma and Corporal Jean-Nicolas Panezyck 21st Marine Infantry Regiment, killed in the line of duty in Afghanistan last August 23. The soldiers were killed last Monday in a gun battle in the Bedraou Valley in the eastern province of Kapisa, Afghanistan. (GERARD JULIEN/AFP/Getty Images)
The family of Lance Cpl. Cody Childers, of Chesapeake, Virginia, who was killed in Afghanistan, stand as "Taps" is played during his burial service at Arlington National Cemetery on Tuesday, Aug. 31, 2010 in Arlington, Virginia. From left, grandmother Peggy Ewell, grandfather Wade Ewell, sister Cassidy Childers, brother Ryan Childers, father Randy Childers, and mother Wendy Childers. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)
Army Spc. Ethan Gronbeck gives his final farewell to his close friend, Spc. Christopher Wright Saturday, Aug. 28, 2010 at a grave site in Vanceburg, Kentucky. Both men were wounded in a firefight in Afghanistan last week. Wright died Aug. 19 in the Pech district of Kunar province, Afghanistan, of wounds sustained when insurgents attacked his unit using small arms fire. (AP Photo/The Ledger-Independent, Tammie Brown)
Sgt. William Coggins of the 1st. Battalion 133rd Infantry Army National Guard embraces his son Daunte, 5, after a sendoff ceremony in Peosta, Iowa on August 3rd, 2010. Soldiers from Companies A and D, 1st Battalion, 133rd Infantry, and Det. 1, Company E, 334th Brigade Support Battalion are being sent to training before being deployed to Afghanistan. (AP Photo/Telegraph Herald, Jeremy Portje)

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