Monday :: May 16, 2005

Monday Afternoon Notes

by rayman

Forgive me for this James Taranto-esque "Best of the Web" interlude, but there's three blog posts from the past day or so that I'd like to bring to everyone's attention:

First, Juan Cole neatly dispenses with the absurdity of the "Newsweek riots" misdirection. Prof. Cole also includes correspondance from a former military officer who informs Cole that a "mock POW camp" he attended in the late 1990s included a "bible-trashing" after spending 2-3 days in captivity being "tortured." Fascinating/nauseauting stuff.

Steve Clemons details what John Bolton's supporters are really after. Hint: it's not about "reforming" the UN.

Finally, The Carpetbagger Report highlights a key difference between James Dobson and the other evangelical ayatollahs. Whereas Robertson, Falwell, and co. are merely Republican toadies primarily concerned with being "team players," Dobson is simply using the Republican party to advance his agenda, and feels no sense of partisan loyalty.

We now return you to your regularly scheduled blogging.

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