There's all this attention on the Philippines now because of the pull-out of Pilipino troops from Iraq. I, for one, am for the evacuation of these troops. Now, most of the international comunity may boo me for this, saying we're setting a precedent for terrorists to just go on doing what they want, but they really don't know the situation. They're outsiders who think they know what's best for everyone else.
Forgive me for being selfish, but the last thing the Philippines needs right now is to meddle in the affairs of other countries. In such a fucked up country (sorry for the expletive), we need to clean up our own backyard first. Fix things here before we go gallivanting off to help others.
And President Arroyo really has no choice in the matter. The deployment of troops to Iraq was not supported by most Pilipinos in the first place. If she didn't order the pull-out, sho would lose the support of most Pinoys.
And to Jay Leno... let's see you make jokes if your head was on the chopping block.