Friday, August 13, 2004

Sanctuary must have limits

Babble on.

If you don't read Belmont Club, you're missing out. Today's piece on the ongoing battle in Najaf is typically perspicacious.

The real metaphor for the terrorist war on civilization is not wide-bodied aircraft crashing into the twin towers. It is mortars firing from the courtyard of the Imam Ali Shrine by men who don't even sandbag their positions, secure in the knowledge that they can slay men too decent to fire back.

The fact that they withdraw into the shrine, not to take sanctuary, but to renew their attacks from holy ground shows how morally bereft these people truly are.

Babble off.

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