Magog: Unguarded
Magog: Unguarded
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Monday, April 21, 2003

Quite an enjoyable piece by Larry Miller in the Weekly Standard, today, including this little excerpt:

I don't give a rat's crack about what has or hasn't happened to some damn museum in Iraq.
I'll pause here to allow readers to be held up and fanned by stouter relatives, and others to complete their swoons, back of the hand pressed to foreheads, muttering, "My salts, my salts . . ."

After the pause, of course, he goes on to make his point, along with a couple of other good ones, including a note on how hard it is to find journalistic coverage of the terrific job Coalition forces did in effectively neutralizing a land the size of California, and the observation that those complaining will always be.

Last week it was looting, this week it's a museum, next week it'll be something environmental, the week after that something ethnic. But it will continue forever, because the agenda is to find heavy things to hang around the administration's neck. Maybe I'm wrong, but I think we'll soon see "experts" gravely shaking their heads and saying, "Many people now believe the squirrels of Baghdad would have returned sooner if Secretary Rumsfeld had only committed more ground troops." And, "A lot of the tribal difficulties we're seeing now would clearly have been lessened if General Myers had a firmer hand on General Franks in the opening days of the invasion."

I think Mr. Miller's on to something here, don't you?

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