Friday, June 23, 2006

The Friday Furo Questus

Questus Furore - Strange Priorities
I would have thought, considering the political and media furor over alleged murders of civilians by American troops, that an atrocity carried out against American troops would have at least merited similar outrage and attention.

Especially since the American soldiers involved were not just executed, but mutilated and desecrated.

I was wrong. No politician has said more than a passing comment, and the story has already fallen off the front page.

I'm not saying the alleged murders by American troops are not news. They are. And the parties involved are being investigated, and if guilty will be held responsible.

I'm just saying a little equal time, a reminder of the type of people our troops are trying to defeat, is appropriate as well.

Maybe I'm naive. But that makes me angry. If such misplaced priorities are what it takes to be sophisticated, I'd rather be a naive fool.

Recommended Reading
Did you hear about the terror arrests last night? The seven (five of them American) who were plotting to take down the Sears Tower? You should.

Victor Davis Hanson, "Despair and Hope."

Jonah Goldberg two-fer: "The Curse of Wilson" and "Winning Is Not An Option."

North Korea:
Rich Lowry, "Shot Down."

Pacific Slope: "Missile Defense Becoming a Reality."

Regarding the events this week in Iraq:
Andrew McCarthy, "Geneva and Savagery."

John Donovan of Argghhh!, "The Grave of the Hundred Head."

And from the "simply cool" file:

Milblogs: "13+ Acres of Soverign American Territory." (And check out the battle in the comments.)

Thought of the Week
"Ambition must be made to counteract ambition. The interest of the man must be connected with the constitutional rights of the place. It may be a reflection on human nature that such devices should be necessary to control the abuses of government. What is government itself but the greatest of all reflections on human nature?"
James Madison (Federalist No. 51, 8 February 1788)

Churchill Quote of the Week
When the eagles are silent, the parrots begin to jabber.
Sir Winston Churchill


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