“The real problem is not that we are different, nor that we disagree and have conflict. It's that most of us automatically view conflict as something negative rather than as a tool God can use to help us better understand ourselves and one another.

--Robert Ricciardelli”

Monday, July 23, 2007

07/23 Morning Report

”Militants die”. Kind of strange way to say that. It implies that maybe the dead aren’t militants after all. Of course, the focus is all about how the terrorists (…and you now the BBC doesn’t call them terrorists…) action is because the government assaulted the Red Mosque in Islamabad on July 3. The underlying tone of the article is if the military would leave them alone, there wouldn’t be all these dead bodies.
(…I suppose they also believe that leaving bin Laden alone didn’t have any relation to 9/11, too…)

And,, Libya wants money, or at least restored access to the EU markets and businesses. In their charitable mood, they are offering to free the jailed medics. Fortunately,

the EU is reported to be unwilling to agree any compensation deal that appears to gives the impression that it accepts the six medics are guilty.
But, given the action of EU nations and friends in negotiating with terrorist organizations in the Middle East, I for one will be less than surprised to see this stance change in the wrong direction.

Speaking of the Middle East, it seem that people are mad at Congress over the way it has handled Iraq. And, more and more people are in favor of getting out.
(…and, so we continue to slide into government by public opinion instead of sound policy…but at least the Dhimmcrats are suffering now, too…)

And, in closing, there was this announcement from Any Soldier:
Sgt. Ronald L. Coffelt, 36, of Fair oaks, CA, died July 19 in Baghdad, Iraq, of wounds suffered from an improvised explosive device. He was assigned to the 503rd Military Police Battalion, 16th Military Police Brigade (Airborne), XVIII Airborne Corps, FT. Bragg, NC.
Sgt. Coffelt, at our house we remember your cry—the cry of all warriors:
"Tell them of us and say,
For their tomorrow, we gave our today."
--The Kohima Epitaph--
We remember what you have given. And we say thank you for the tomorrows you have given others. May God give back to your family more than they have sacrificed and lost.

And, now, we dance In Memoriam.