As always, I completely agree with the ever brilliant Mr. Steyn. He wrote the following at National Review in response to the craven and vile response by Senators Reid and Graham to the deadly Afghan riots. Lindsey Graham, in particular, wants to take away rights from American citizens — to appease people who wish to kill us.
I did not think it would be necessary quite so soon to take the same stand in the land of the First Amendment against craven squishes of the political class willing to trade core liberties for a quiet life. I have no expectations of Harry Reid or the New York Times, but I have nothing but total contempt for the wretched buffoon Graham.
In the absence of cultural confidence overseas, we are expending blood and treasure building an Afghanistan fit only for pederasts, tribal heroin cartels, and the blood-soaked savages of Mazar e-Sharif. In the absence of cultural confidence at home, we are sending the message that the bedrock principles of free, pluralist societies will bend and crumble in a vain race to keep up with the ever touchier sensitivities of the perpetually aggrieved.
In Trafalgar Square, there is a statue of General Napier. I would urge any visitors to London to see it before it’s taken down, as it surely will be one day soon. Imagine what our world would look like if it were Lindsey Graham up on that plinth. A society led by such “men” cannot survive, and does not deserve to.
Read the whole thing. He also brings up a similar point I made the other day – who are the real racists (and willful fools)? Perhaps the people who assume Muslims have no control over their own behavior, so dim-witted that they commit acts of evil without knowing it.
cross-posted at That's What She Said