Saturday, March 08, 2008

Worth reading - Short Takes, 3/08/08

Short takes is Freedom Fighter's way of cramming a lot into a small space..kind of like the young gentleman above. Here's a brief rundown of some of today's items of interest:

Torn Between Two White Liberal Guilts - Mark Steyn: The master is in fine form as he dissects dilemma of Democrat identity politics. Money quote: " When every one's a victim, no one is."

Lessons from Gen. Ray Odierno - Ralph Peters, New York Post - General Odierno,the commander of our day-to-day operations in Iraq is back in the US, up as prospective vice-Chief of the army. Ralph Peters recounts a fascinating converstaion with him as the general talks about our incredible warriors in Iraq and the nature of what they've acheived there. A must read.

Bernard Lewis: When defeat means liberation: The reknowned expert on Islam, th eArabs and the Middle East likens what he calls the 'monstrous perversion of Islam' to the evils of Nazism and Bolshevism.

Jonah Goldberg: The Care And Feeding Of An Angry Territory The author of `Liberal Fascism' does a fine job of examining the double standard Israel is held to in Gaza.

Christopher Hitchens: Words Matter Hitch goes after the banality of what passes for political discourse.Is he channeling George Orwell these days?

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