Linkage and roundup
Since I'm not really a "linker" type blogger (I like to think of myself as a "thinker"), I don't usually write a post that is just a series of recommendations.
But every now and then I make an exception (hey, it's my blog, right? So I can do whatever I want). This is one of those times.
So here, without further long-winded ado, are some links for you (hmmm; was that a poem?). You may notice that their themes are somewhat linked, as well:
1) Ace nails it on the left's requirement for absolute selfless purity in our humanitarian military interventions.
2) Scott Kirwin at Dean's World gives a roundup of the ways in which media coverage has misrepresented and/or spun the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan , to the possible detriment of our efforts there.
3) The Anchoress expands on the general theme of media misrepresentations, with a lengthy list.
4)Austin Bay makes a proposal that I heartily second: the formation of the Astonishing News Network.
5) And a must-read from the always deeply thoughtful Richard Fernandez at Belmont Club, on how 9/11 upped the ante in our political disagreements. His post is a good companion piece to my recent ruminations about the intensity--and anger--of political debate today (or maybe mine's really more of a companion piece to his).