“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”

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

8/28 Morning Report

It was a very slow night at work and for the first time in a while, i was able to do some reading. So, in a recently rare event, I am posting some random thoughts from Blogdom. Enjoy!

Are they really spontaneous anti-war rallies? Take American Thinker’s quiz and see if you know the real truth.
(…thanks to Yankee Mom for the link…)

Flopping Aces had a really good write up on the legal in-and-outs of the NSA wiretapping program. It’s a very interesting read.

And, as if that wasn’t enough, the media is already hard at work discrediting the coming report from Gen. Petraus. Don’t believe me? Check out this breakdown.

Meanwhile, Op-For has discovered that the military is worse about OpSec concerns than milbloggers in uniform.
(…I’m with him…it’s the layers of bureaucracy keeping evil doers safe…oh…sorry…I was thinking of Congress…)

There is a CNN series on religion and America. It’s kind of frightening in the level of denial the left is exercising. Faultline gives his take on it—and some links to a couple of others, too.

And, finally, I will tag off of something Suzanne posted at Big Blue Wave. The radical elements of the left work by intimidation. The goal, as Suzanne makes clear, is to intimidate those who oppose their views into silence. The left has become more and more effective at this in the last few decades. Look at the power very minor sized groups, like the gays and lesbians, hold in our society. There are many known instances where social minority groups have been the more destructive element in confrontations, and they get off by making it about discrimination. And, through uniting their voices, the left has successfully undermined many institutions of society. Islam could very easily do the same thing, as CAIR is demonstrating regularly. The political right must learn to unite its voices in order to overcome and regain influence in general society. If not…