Friday, November 17, 2006

The winners are in for this week's Watcher's Council. As always,there is some real hi quality stuff here, both from the Council members and from their non-Council nominations.

This week's winner for Watcher's Council this week was my post: J O S H U A P U N D I T: The March of Folly . I write about the message and meaning of the `06 elections to the American public and to our enemies..why it occured, how people are getting something very different than what they think they voted for and what we have to look forward to in the next two years.

In second place was AMERICAN FUTURE - The Politics of Iraq a very well written piece that I disagree with somewhat. Marc says that writer Mark Steyn is all wet when he says that the new Democratic leadership in Congress is going to pull out prematurely in Iraq.

Based on what they've said and what the constituency of the Democratic leaders of congress will want, as opposed to the more moderate freshmen who were just elected, I think the heliocopters will be leaving Baghdad in less than six months. The message this sends to our enemies is horrendous, but if, as it appears, we aren't prepared to confront them and do what's necessary to be victorious, we had best leave forthwith. or better yet, team up with the only real allies we have in Iraq, the Kurds, put our bases there andhelp them create a strong, independent Kurdistan allied to America.

For non-Council, the winner was Josh Manchester's fine piece in TCS Daily - Why Intellectuals Love Defeat. Manchester examines a piece by the fatuous James Carrol inthe Boston Globe that touts how America should be smart enough and `moral' enough to accept defeat in Iraq and leave the Kurds and the other Iraqis for slavery and the slaughterhouse, just like we did the Vietnamese.

This kind of idiocy, by the way, is why I find many self proclaimed `liberals' despicable.

In second place was my own nominee, Sir Henry Morgan writing in RECONQUISTA: Have you a daughter?. Sir Henry wrote a superb and very excrutiatingly detailed post examining the data on rapes and sex crimes in the various boroughs of London and comparing that data with the Muslim populations of those boroughs.

And my good friend Canker tied for third with his fine piece, Picking on Islam?

A complete list can be found at the site of our fearless leader Watcher of Weasels

Hearty congratulations to all the winners!

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