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You missed the important part of Coulter’s remark, which was “after 9/11.”
I understand your point, but I am not sure you understand Ann Coulter’s. When you are in a fight for your life — which we are — you have to be careful about being too polite to your enemy. Politesse can look very much like cravenness.
How is the U.S. referred to by our enemies? The Great Satan. Just how polite should we be about that? They call the Jews monkeys. How polite should we be about that? Coulter is making the point that you shouldn’t be too polite when dealing with a bully because anything other than a punch in the nose is taken as weakness.
Ahmadinejad has said in public that Israel should be wiped off the face of the earth. And he holds high office; he is not a commentator like Coulter. How polite should we be about that?
Coulter is, I think, making a point about attitude. She pushes the envelope just in case politesse is REALLY cravenness, as, for instance, it seems to be in a lot of the Western press in the Danish cartoon affair. Most papers in the US are too delicate to publish the Danish cartoons but were not, for instance, too delicate to publish the Abu Ghraib pictures. Why do you think that was? Because they KNOW that Bush is NOT Hitler; and whatever they may SAY, that there is NO CHANCE of a midnight knock on the door. But the chance of being accosted in the street by a knife-wielding fanatic? Hmmmm….that could ruin your whole day. We don’t want to be THAT provocative.p>Coulter is making THAT point. And I think you missed it. br> — Greg Richards /p> p> David Hogberg: Chill. Sentient Republicans know that RagHead = [M]uslim. Further, that Islam is not a race; but an ideology. So chill. Laugh a little. Insult a Muslim — to his face. We’re going to deport all of them. br> — “Havoc” /p>
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?