I'm going to have to start publishing my morning posts the night before so Lileks
doesn't steal my thunder. Well, no. He always has more thunder than me. It's just that we seem to be on the same wavelength most days and he gets to compose his screed before I compose mine. Some days that's a good thing. Like today.
Let's just copy and paste from today's Bleat. Put a "me, too" at the end of it, and you have my morning essay.
I have one issue above all: the war. And yes, I’m one of those deluded types who thinks we’re at war, and that the absence of attacks since 9/11 no more means we’re not at war than the absence of air raids on Manhattan in 1942 meant we weren’t at war with Germany and Japan.
Well, just read the whole thing, from where its says Update
right to the end. Picture it over, at this site. Every word. Every. Single. Word. Go, read. Then come back here, pretend I wrote it and comment on it.
Now I'm going to ask you the very same questions James asks at the end of today's Bleat.
bq. Okay. A simple quiz.
1. We should promote the rebuilding of the international community through the UN to stop tyrannical regimes through forceful nonviolent intervention.
2 "You’re either with us, or with the terrorists."
Imagine a bomb just went off in your local mall. Choose one.
Maybe a bomb didn't go off in my local mall, but two planes crashed into a building not too far from me, killing people I knew.
You know which one I chose.