An excellent article, well worth reading in its entirety.
Perhaps a bit tangential, I really
liked appreciated these short paragraphs:
Muslim hearts and minds are the obsession of the policymakers of the dying West, but who cares about the hearts and minds of the men and women who ride Chinooks into danger zones, run marathons in cities where aspiring Chechen boxers feel marginalized and work in skyscrapers that Muslim students fly past on the way from Boston, except on Election Day?
“Under the current Rules of Engagement, if the enemy fires on you then runs behind a rock,” Karen Vaughn told a press that was busy pressing its fingers into its ears as deep as they could go, “when he pops his head out from behind the rock, you’re not allowed to engage him unless you can verify that he has not laid his gun down… in other words you must be fired on twice.”
It’s all a sad commentary on America’s current situation. The article speaks of the blood on Lady Macbeth’s hands that could not be washed away. What about the blood also on the hands of our “low information voters?” Do they – will they – realize it’s there? That it reeks of their shame? If they do, will they care?