Mark Steyn knows who needs a punchin'
I have recently figured out that a new Mark Steyn Column
is something that can't wait until I get to it. It gets the kind of preferential treatment the left affords to George Bush's ability to fly fighter jets.
I want to read him immediately when he comes out and while I am reading I want him to be working on the next gem. That's how strongly I agree with this guy. He deserves some sort of anti-fisking but that's the beauty of well written pieces. They don't need further comment. Read the whole article, but the best bit is here:
In Sudan, the civilised world is (so far) doing everything to conform with the UN charter, which means waiting till everyone's been killed and then issuing a strong statement expressing grave concern.
As for Iraq, the UN system designed to constrain Saddam was instead enriching him, through the Oil-for-Food programme, and enabling him to subsidise terrorism. Given that the Oil-for-Fraud programme was run directly out of Kofi Annan's office, the Secretary-General ought to have the decency to recognise that he had his chance with Iraq, he blew it, and a period of silence from him would now be welcome.
He's not the only voice from the lost world of September 10, 2001 weighing in. John Kerry, the doomed Democrat, has abandoned any talk of "victory" - in Iraq, I mean; he's still hopeful of holding New Jersey. But instead he is promising to let America's troops "come home", which is another way of saying "surrender".
posted by M@ at 4:34 PM