Ed Morrissey turned down the position as new President of Syria this week, but he’s still out of the country so we shall endeavor to entertain you while we await his return. Today, in the first half, we’ll chat with Steve Eggleston of No Runny Eggs about the President’s Afghanistan plans. (Which I commented on earlier.) You can follow Steve on Twitter @steveegg

In the second half, Chris Barron, one of the main honchos of GOProud, joins us to share his additional insights on the war, as well as the glitterbomb phenomenon, who he likes for 2012 so far and what GOProud has been up to lately. On Twitter you’ll find him at @ChrisRBarron

The show is produced and made possible by the hard work of Chris, a.k.a. Duke of the dance, and the live chat during the show is under the watchful eye of Monster. The NOT Ed Morrissey Show and its dynamic chatroom can be seen on the permanent TEMS page — be sure to join us, and don’t forget to keep up with the debate on Ed’s Facebook page, too!

Also, Move America Forward has started its Troopathon effort for 2011, and Hot Air once again is sponsoring a blogger team in the competition! The Hot Air Steamers will square off against 5 other blogger teams — the COINS, Team 6, The Greyhawks, The Anti-Jihadists, and our friends at Free Republic on their own as The Freepers. The Steamers team includes Maggie’s Notebook, Lonely Conservative, and No Sheeples Here.

We’re combining up to sell care packages for our troops overseas. We’ll all take part in the Troopathon on June 23rd, when we’ll find out how the Steamers managed to do against our stalwart competitors — but this is one contest where everyone wins, especially the men and women who receive these packages and feel some small part of the support we all want to give them. Be generous, and thank you for your efforts!