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"To be sure, like Kerry in 2004 deciding that the murderers and rapists were now his brave "band of brothers," the left often discover a sudden enthusiasm for the previous war once a new one's come along. Since Iraq, they've been all in favor of Afghanistan, though back in the fall of 2001 they were convinced it was a quagmire, graveyard of empire, unwinnable, another Vietnam, etc. Oh, and they also discovered a belated enthusiasm for the first President Bush's shrewd conduct of the 1991 Gulf War, though at the time Kerry and most other Democrats voted against that one, too. In this tedious shell game, no matter how frantically the left shuffles the cups, you never find the one shriveled pea of The Military Intervention We're Willing To Support When it Matters.
To be sure, the progressives deserve credit for having refined their view of the military: not murderers and rapists, just impoverished suckers too stupid for anything other than soldiering. The left still doesn't understand that it's the soldier who guarantees every other profession -- the defeatist New York Times journalist, the anti-American college professor, the insurgent-video-of-the-day host at CNN, the hollow preening blowhard senator. Kerry's gaffe isn't about one maladroit Marie Antoinette of the Senate but a glimpse into the mind-set of too many Americans."
Steyn comments on Saddam verdict.(The silence of the media on this so far is deafening-can't have any good news coming out of Iraq now can we? Sort of gets in their way of constantly hammering Bush-apparently only anti Bush stories are acceptable))
SADDAM TO SWING
By rights, the death sentence passed on this evil man ought to be bigger news this weekend than whether an obscure evangelical pastor had sex with a gay prostitute. But, in these fevered days before this week's US elections, the media are too busy insisting the Republicans are doomed to notice stories that underline how important the Iraq invasion was. The local judges, by the way, have done a better job than Slobo's international eminences in the Hague