Tuesday, October 12, 2004
Some Random Thoughts...
Article in the Belmont Club about the beheading of Kenneth Bigley and that future captives should be written off to reduce the threat of further kidnappings. I was struck by this paragraph, which I think is truer than most would believe:
Radical Islam is self-evidently at war with the West because their efforts are limited only by their capability. And the West is just as clearly not yet at war with radical Islam because its actions are still limited by its intent. Zarqawi sawed off Bigley's head simply because he could; America spares Fallujah from choice.
Michael Moore alleges that President Bush has a family relationship with Saudi Arabia that is unhealthy for the American people. Hammorabi has an insightful article about
The Role of Saudi Arabia in Iraq. He says,
"The Saudis are playing a dirty game to keep the volatile security situation in Iraq. Though not declared like Syria and Iran the Saudi role is to destabilise peace in Iraq and to fail the US plan there. They are not in favour of GWB though JK spoke about substitute for their oil but he gave no explanation how so as difficult to trust."