Our country is sharply divided over a war that is being waged in a distant land. My views on this war are clear: it is happening, it is happening in Iraq, and it will continue to happen until it stops. Some people believe we should withdraw all the troops now. Some people believe we should stay and fight until we’ve established a stable nation. Some people believe we should gradually hand over control to the Iraqi government. I feel blessed to live in a country with so many beliefs.

– from McSweeny’s A Presidential campaign speech that will help you sweep the popular vote

Reminds me of speeches I’ve heard before. I’m tired of hearing candidates say, “I believe. . . ” What about, “I know. . . “