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An Appropriate Memorial for Flight 93? I Don’t Think So.

Posted by Mark on September 9, 2005

Take a look at the memorial for Flight 93, the men and women who stopped the terrorists, and paid for it with their lives in Pennsylvania. A crescent? The symbol for Islam? Anybody else have a problem with this?

Rob, at Beware the Dark Side provides the contact information to prevent this insanity.

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Hope Remains for Sean Penn

Posted by Mark on September 9, 2005

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A Win For the Good Guys: A Bad Day for the Pink Tribe

Posted by Mark on September 9, 2005

Padilla can be held for as long as necessary. All he wanted to do was blow up a city, after all. The decision was written by Michael Luttig, on the short list for filling Sandra Day O’Connor’s Supreme seat.

And, if you don’t know what the pink tribe is, go here. Required reading, remember?

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Christopher Hitchens: The Case For Iraq

Posted by Mark on September 9, 2005

No one makes the case better than Chistopher Hitchens. He should be giving lessons to the Bush Administration.

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A Report From Iraq: Things are Calming Down for a Reason

Posted by Mark on September 9, 2005

Works for me:

Something else that gets credit is the Iraqi Army. There truly are signs that this army is starting to have some impact on events here. The terrorists can’t simply walk up to a checkpoint, kill everyone in sight, and not take a very strong risk that they might all be killed in return.

What continues to be whispered, and what I have reported here once or twice, is the claim that the Iraqi Army is killing hundreds of the terrorists whom they do arrest. No trials. No niceties. Just a quick shot in the head. I can neither confirm nor refute this persistent report. But, I hear it so often that I do tend to believe something along those lines is happening. The victims of the Army killings (if they are happening) are the former Saddam loyalists who form the core of the terrorist groups.

It’s noteworthy that absolutely no one is bothered by this evidence of an army that is perhaps running amok. In many other countries (even in parts of ours) there would be mass hand wringing and hyperventilation. The New York Times editorial board would have a collective case of acid indigestion. Not here. These people have tasted what it is like to live at the hands of a butcher and an assassin. They can’t wait for Saddam’s trial and execution to be over so they can quickly get on with the more important things in life.

Sounds like years of dictatorship have made the Iraqi people quite grey. That’s a good thing.

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Let Us Not Forget The United Nations Scandal

Posted by Mark on September 9, 2005

With all the Katrina coverage, you may have missed the Volcker report on the UN Oil For Food scandal. OpinionJournal has a roundup.

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Victor Davis Hanson: Human Tempests

Posted by Mark on September 9, 2005

Here’s the end of the piece:

We could have weathered one storm, but four or five natural and human tempests all at once reduced us to abject calamity over New Orleans � bringing “men’s characters to a level with their fortunes.

Gotta read the rest to get the full impact.

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An Appropriate Memorial for Flight 93? I Don’t Think So.

Posted by Mark on September 9, 2005

Take a look at the memorial for Flight 93, the men and women who stopped the terrorists, and paid for it with their lives in Pennsylvania. A crescent? The symbol for Islam? Anybody else have a problem with this?

Rob, at Beware the Dark Side provides the contact information to prevent this insanity.

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Hope Remains for Sean Penn

Posted by Mark on September 9, 2005

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A Win For the Good Guys: A Bad Day for the Pink Tribe

Posted by Mark on September 9, 2005

Padilla can be held for as long as necessary. All he wanted to do was blow up a city, after all. The decision was written by Michael Luttig, on the short list for filling Sandra Day O’Connor’s Supreme seat.

And, if you don’t know what the pink tribe is, go here. Required reading, remember?

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