The best (and only, to my knowledge) review of Alan Keye’s Is Making Sense.
Andrea Harris has a humorous reason as to why the Guantanamo Bay detainees were hooded for the flight.
WOAH, BABY! I thought I was going to be in for a dull Friday night at home reading when all of a sudden I hear on MSNBC that they have new videotape of the Marin County Mullah aka Suleyman al-Lindh aka Sulayman al-Faris aka John Walker Lindh aka treasonous rat bastard from California. Ok. Maybe I just know him as the last name.
In a related note, I live in West Virginia (and I love it- if you don’t like it, stay the hell where you are and keep your comments to yourself), and it is just a special treat to listen to the AM talk radio and hear the southern West Virginians twang out the word ‘suleyman.’ ‘Guantanamo’ is almost as good. I think I am going to try to get a copy of today’s broadcast from Metro News and make a drinking game out of it (like that Wizard of Oz beer-chugging game).
But this had me laughing so hard I had tears streaming down my face.
“John did not take up arms against America,” his father, Frank Lindh, said yesterday.
Yeah, well, Mr. Lindh, you and your ex-wife, Marilyn Walker, seem to have launched a full-scale war against common sense.
Groan. I might be going out for cocktails after work after all.
From the WaPo:
Hillary’s Big Adventure: A supportive spouse, surprisingly accepting colleagues, and a mandate to legislate. For Sen. Clinton, life is almost perfect. If only they weren’t still out to get her…
New links for Glenn Kinen, Ted Barlow, and Matthew Yglesias.
A Fool and His Money
The International Community just pledged 4.5 billion dollars in aid over five years to the new Afghanistan government. This morning, Instapundit links to this story titled Afghans to carry on stoning criminals, in which we learn:
CRIMINALS in Afghanistan will face Taliban-style punishments including amputations and stonings as part of the interim government’s drive to keep down crime, the chief justice said yesterday.
The remarks will raise concerns among Western donors who have made the restoration of the rule of law a priority in the shattered country’s reconstruction.
Chief Justice Fazul Hadi Shinwari said he wanted adulterers whipped or stoned to death, the hands of robbers amputated and murderers publicly executed. Proselytising Christians may face the death penalty and Muslims who drink alcohol could be given 80 lashes.
Wait. There is more of this:
“The main issue here is that infidels or Westerners protest against a hand being chopped for theft,” said Mr Shinwari. “But since the robber has committed a crime then he has to be punished for obvious and justified reasons – ridding society of crime.” He also warned foreigners against trying to convert Afghans from Islam.
“The Islamic government, according to sharia, is bound to punish those who get involved in anti-Islamic activities,” he said. “We can punish them for propagating other religions – such as threaten them, expel them and, as a last resort, execute them, but only with evidence.”
Islam, the ‘peaceful religion.’ And you thought Enron was a bad investment.