||Finally, spring. Except for the hard compacted glacier in the back yard that should die around May 10. Today Gnat and I jumped up and down on the retreating sheets of ice with glee and malice: die, winter! Die! Not the words I used at the time, but I had my game face on. If it snows again Im heading outside with the flamethrower to slay flakes before they hit the ground.
This being a column night and its hard going, believe me; the well has been bone dry and Ive my brain has been full of salted slugs all week I have little to offer here, but as we now know that's the Wednesday Curse. As usual for 04 I offer the weekly update - a nine-page addition to Patriotica, a site devoted to WW2 domestic propaganda.
One thought after hearing much of the 9/11 committee testimony. Eventually the 1993 bombing of the WTC was revealed as an act of Islamicist terrorism. Lets imagine the effect of the following scenario: President William J. Clinton invites the Saudi ambassador to the White House. Ushers him into a room with several TV monitors, clicks the remotes. There are four TV s with labels: Baghdad, Tehran, Damascus, Riyadh. President Clinton turns on the first three monitors, and as hes talking with the ambassador the monitors light up with huge explosions. Government buildings and leadership HQ s evaporate. The President turns to the Saudi ambassador and says this here is just a taste. Now you need to stop it, and stop it now. The Riyadh monitor remains blank. The President sets out terms and conditions for the cessation of all terrorist activities against the United States, and takes his sweet time because the dark monitor is doing all the talking.
Would this have led to more terrorism? Less? Im just asking. All I know is that unless the Iranian mullahs fall well face them sooner or later, and I would have preferred to deal with them before they had nuclear weapons.