… die by the UAV:
A senior al Qaeda terrorist who allegedly plotted and carried out attacks against U.S. and coalition forces was killed in Pakistan, a knowledgeable Western official and a military source told CNN Thursday.
He was identified as Abu Laith al-Libi, 41, who was on the military’s most wanted list…
While the Berkeley City Council misfits leer and gibber, another Marine has walked into the clearing at the end of the path – PFC Ray Jacobs, one of the Marines who raised the original flag that flew atop Suribachi at Iwo Jima.
We are [...]
Demonstrating an ongoing capacity to dismay, if not surprise, the elected representatives of the City of Berkeley have put their heads together for yet another of their quotidian displays of assininity:
Hey-hey, ho-ho, the Marines in Berkeley have got to go.
That’s the message from the Berkeley City Council, which voted 6-3 Tuesday night [...]
Someone is very concerned about what sort of legacy President George Bush will leave behind him – and it isn’t himself, whose passion for contemplative retrospection has hitherto gone unremarked upon:
The Associated Press reported last week that a left-wing group, Americans United for Change, plans to spend $8.5 million to ensure that President [...]
One of the better books I’ve read in the last few years was entitled, “The Great Mortality” – a splendidly written chronicle of the Black Plague. The author turned a particularly grim period of history into a gripping, if macabre page turner, virtually anthropomorphizing the virulent bacteria that killed around one third of all [...]
In the WSJ today, Danny Pearl’s father notes with pride and sadness the sixth anniversary of her his son’s brutal murder:
The shocking element in Danny’s murder was that he was killed, not for what he wrote or planned to write, but for what he represented — America, modernity, openness, pluralism, curiosity, dialogue, [...]
“Rescue Swimmer School instructor Aviation Warfare Systems Operator 1st Class Waylon Wolf encourages a candidate to pick up his time during swim sprints in the pool at Naval Air Station Pensacola.”
She’s not surprised.
I think it’s quite possible that history will treat the man a good deal better than we think likely today.