23 oktober 2005
Some interesting reading to start a new week:
- At the time of Saddam's capture, one could already guess what the reaction on a possible trial would be. So today's reaction on the trial that started a few days ago, should come at no surprise. Further: more about Iraqis' attitude to the trial.
- I suggest a new strategy to take care of the Islamists: why not send a few of our finest comedians after them, because they seem to have absolutely no sense of humor, as the new outrage about the burning of corpses in Afghanistan (hat tip: Publius Pundit) and about a few Danish cartoons depicting their prophet has shown. And if that doesn't help, well, then we can still count on the American soldier (not soildier like in the recent ad for Belgian magazine Mo that shows a few servicemen holding a gas pump instead of their usual rifle). Recently, a Nobel Peace Prize winner (could you believe it?) paid tribute to those fine warriors (hat tip: Daily Demarche). We should not rob "the war dead of their sacrifices and their achievements, their honor and their pride" (registration required) by cutting and running (hat tip: LGF).
- Finally, just finished viewing "The Sum of All Fears", a film adaptation of the book with the same title by Tom Clancy. Great movie. Another one of his books, "Executive Orders" ("Uitstel van Executie" in Dutch) is definitely my favourite one.