Friday, June 06, 2008

Watcher's Council Results 6/6/08

The Council has spoken! A complete list of results can be found at the site of our fearless leader, the infamous Watcher of Weasels

This week's winner was Memorial Day byDone With Mirrors, a moving piece by Callimachus profiling young men and women both in and out of the military who have given their lives serving their country in Iraq.

In second place was The Costs of Withdrawing from Iraq byThe Glittering Eye, a piece I particularly enjoyed since it presented a rare, comon sense look at the actual costs of a premature withdrawal from Iraq, uncolored by any of the usual florid rhetoric.

Also getting votes were The Media Furor Over McClellan's Book Leads to Whoppers byThe Colossus of Rhodey,
Slouching Towards Statism by Cheat Seeking Missiles, Choice and Honor by The Razor, and Much Lizardly Ado About... A Little Something byWolf Howling.

In the non-Council category, the winner was John McCain, Prisoner of War: A First-Person Account at US News and World Report, a reissue of Senator McCain's 1973 first person account of his torture and captivity at the hands of the North Vietnamese. To repeat what I said when I linked to this piece originally, it is utterly riveting and tells us a great deal about John McCain.

In second place was Why Spain Lectures Other Countries on Immigration byThe Brussels Journal.

Hearty congratulations not only to the winners, but to all the entrants.

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