4 lg. baking potatoes
1/4 c. butter, melted
1/4 c. salad oil
2 cloves garlic, minced or pressed
1/2 to 1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. dried thyme leaves
Cut unpeeled potatoes into 1/4 inch thick slices. Place overlapping slices in buttered oven-to-table, 13 x 9 inch baking dish. Mix butter and oil. Brush slices with mixture. Pour remaining over potatoes. Sprinkle with garlic, salt and thyme.
Bake at 400 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until potatoes are done and browned at the edges. Serve immediately. Serves 4. To make 8 servings just double the ingredients, but may require 2 baking dishes.
UPI reported today, "Female soldiers kill themselves less often than men but their suicide rate soars when they go to war, an Army study finds."
Though I can't imagine at this late date many people are struggling with a reason why the wars should be ended, there's one if you need one. If nothing else mattered, maybe that will.
We put so many of our nation's children at risk with these ongoing wars. We send them off to fight in these resource wars and pretend as though it's about some airy concept like "freedom" or "liberation." It's about greed.
And we destroy our children at home. We let them grow up -- the Iraq War has lasted 8 years tomorrow -- thinking war is normal and war is acceptable.
The Iraq War has lasted longer than WWII.
It's time to end these wars and that's only going to come from you standing up and saying, "NO MORE."
If you've got the strength for that, then you need to find a protest in your area to take part in.
If you can't today be ready to see the Iraq War continue for 8 more years.
This is C.I.'s "Iraq snapshot" for Friday: