Friday, July 07, 2006

On the Subject of Dangerous Vermin.

As we here in the civilized world stop in our daily toils to take note of the anniversary of the London bombings, another in a series of numbskull videos has surfaced, this time from one of the morons who pulled this atrocity off.

I'm speechless at the offensive audacity of these young men, who, lacking the cojones of real gunmen blew themselves up in the subway and on a bus-taking muslim victims as well.

There is little that can be said to comfort those whose loss we Americans feel deeply, perhaps because this time, we took the first hard blows in a war we now know to be ideologically driven and in which no quarter will be given by the opposition.

I'm quite confident that Britain will survive, contend, struggle and eventually triumph with all the rest of us who believe in essential dignity of all people, freedom of belief, and the free exchange of ideas.

The best that we can do from this distance is to pass along these words to the people of London from a lawyer from Illinois, while we doff our Stetsons and our hardhats and our seedcaps.

"It is rather for us to be here dedicated to the great task remaining before us -- that from these honored dead we take increased devotion to that cause for which they gave the last full measure of devotion -- that we here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain -- that this nation, under God, shall have a new birth of freedom -- and that government of the people, by the people, for the people, shall not perish from the earth." Abraham Lincoln, 1863.


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