We knew this would happen —

“Already the political tug-of-war over Berg’s life and his death has begun.”

Mideast opinion —

This is an interesting compilation of mideast press commentary on the murder of Nick Berg. Most, in addition to condemning the savagery, recognize that it was terribly damaging in the so-called court of world opinion.

Maureen Dowd sharpens up a bit —

She has been writing some pretty lazy commentary for awhile (for example, see here), but Thursday’s is good, and I like the way she ends it:

The hawks, who promised us garlands in Iraq, should have recalled the words of the historian Daniel Boorstin, who warned that planning for the future without a sense of history is like planting cut flowers.

Things we’d rather not know about ourselves —

The awful thing is, I can kind of understand


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