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Jed Babbin replies: As in many things military, the answer is, “it depends.” In a likely strike — say to an outboard engine or nacelle — the small warhead on one of these missiles could cause major damage, but would likely be survivable by all or most on board. Problem is, if the terrorist knows what he’s doing, and gets lucky, there are many other forms of missile attack that could destroy the aircraft and shouldn’t be talked about in the open. But even if the aircraft weren’t destroyed, a series of such attacks — coordinated on one day at various places — would be enough to ground civilian aviation here for months. The economic effect would be horrific.p> ANOTHER FRIEND WRITES br> Re: R. Emmett Tyrrell, Jr.’s The Moron Vote : /p> p>It’s very easy and intellectually lazy to call those you disagree with morons. You are a moron. Boy, that was an intelligent argument wasn’t it? I am an independent voter and thinker that reads the Spectator
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?
H/T to National Review Online