Tuesday, March 13, 2007

Karl's Weekend Reading

Thomas Sowell discusses this week's Newsweek cover story about our "forgotten heroes" in his Townhall article , Supporting the Troops. Tough to pick the best arguments as they are all good, but here are a couple:

They are not interested in heroes. They are interested in depicting victims -- in the military as in civilian society.

The Newsweek hypocrisy is not unique. It has been the rule, not the exception, as much of the mainstream media has devoted itself to filtering and spinning the news out of Iraq.


After generations of dumbed-down education in our schools, perhaps it is inevitable that there would be large numbers of people who have no way of separating rhetoric from reality.

The reality is that many of those in the media and in politics who are constantly talking about "supporting our troops" or "honoring our troops" have for years been in the forefront of those criticizing or undermining the military, long before the Iraq war.

Mike Adams is hammering away at Julio Pino, the Islamofascist professor from Kent State who is suspected of terrorist ties. Take a gander at his latest Townhall article, Julio Pino: Islam's Most Effeminate Jihadist.

Ann Coulter shelves the sarcasm this week to tell it straight about the core problem at Walter Reed, and it isn't the administrators and those resigning in uniform. Sometimes sarcasm just isn't necessary. At Townhall: "In Washington, It is always the Year of the Rat".