Day By Day© by Chris Muir.

Saturday, March 25, 2006

A tip of the...

...Frog's fedora to Dr. Sanity who called his attention to...

Mark Steyn...

For what it's worth, I'm with the Afghan Ulama Council in objecting to the insanity defense. It's not enough for Abdul Rahman to get off on a technicality. Afghanistan is supposed to be "the good war," the one even the French supported, albeit notionally and mostly retrospectively. Karzai is kept alive by a bodyguard of foreigners. The fragile Afghan state is protected by American, British, Canadian, Australian, Italian and other troops, hundreds of whom have died. You cannot ask Americans or Britons to expend blood and treasure to build a society in which a man can be executed for his choice of religion. You cannot tell a Canadian soldier serving in Kandahar that he, as a Christian, must sacrifice his life to create a Muslim state in which his faith is a capital offense


At Tue Apr 04, 07:07:00 PM, Blogger John the Mad said...

Steyn is on the mark as usual. In the long run we cannot continue to ask our soldiers to risk their lives for a government that threatens Christians with death, because they are Christians.

In the short run, of course, we must be there to ensure the Taliban do not return to power. But all Muslims must be led to understand these extreme beliefs are not acceptable. Not now. Not ever.


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