Skip to comments.SANCTUARY [must read article for every liberal (and conservative) you know]
Posted on 05/20/2005 12:41:18 PM PDT by HairOfTheDog
Whats worse than crawling under your beloved house and seeing the foundations rotten with decades of termite damage?
NOT crawling under your beloved house and seeing the foundations rotten with decades of termite damage.
Ive been away for a while, doing a little thinking. Usually, my thoughts for these past few years have started at home and then taken me to Iraq, and the war. Lately, though, I have been thinking about Iraq, and my thoughts turn more and more to home.
I started thinking along these lines six months ago, after a young Marine shot and killed a wounded Iraqi in a mosque in Fallujah
The ideas behind this little adventure we are about to embark upon have changed enormously since then. I have, quite frankly, been at a loss to know how to put so many wide-ranging snapshots together into this montage, this image, this idea of Sanctuary that I think holds the key to many of the problems we face today.
Stay with me -- our first stop is not our destination, but it is a necessary one. So let me first take you on that original journey, and show you how events in Iraq can show us how to fight and win a much wider and deeper conflict, right here at home.
(Excerpt) Read more at ejectejecteject.com ...
As he says at the top of his page... You should grab a cup of coffee and maybe a snack. This essay is marvelous.
I intend to buy his book.
Please consider this for your ping lists.
Pinging all of my friends here. This is an article that I recommend you give an hour to read... Now, or later, whenever you can. I found it to be too engaging to stop once I began.
Thanks - I did search on sanctuary, and didn't see it.
That thread didn't get as much play as it should have.
I've done the same thing. Interesting article thanks for bringing to our attention.
bttt - Bill Whittle is BACK!
Thank you. :~D
I must be terribly un-hip. I've never read his stuff before and obviously others are quite familiar with him.
Bill Whittle is an incredible writer. Read every essay on his site, or as you said, buy his book.
Pingage for later
Now that I've read this, I have this intense desire for everyone I know to read it.
Especially those who really need to read it... our fellow Americans at DU.
Rather, it is how they fight, and who they target and how they go about it, that breeds the understandable and, IMHO, justafiable contempt. Today's terrorist homociders are usually young, fairly ignorant, ideologues who have been indoctrinated in a tyranical ideology/religion by modern tyrants (Bin Laden, Zarquwi, Arafat, etc.).
Buy his book - worth more than every penny.
It's beheading frightened prisoners on camera.
It's blowing up new schools and power plants.
It's blowing yourself up when the soldier who would tend to your wounds approaches you out of mercy.
And it's about those spoiled spoiled cowards in this country who would think these things are our fault and not our enemy.
And our news... I despise them because this is what they think is news. Iraq: Pictures show Saddam Hussein in his underwear
This is a must read, hands down. Thanks for posting it.
Bump for later
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