Friday, July 09, 2004

A Must Read Article By Charles Krauthammer

Charles Krauthammer has written a powerful, if somewhat unnerving article titled Blixful Amnesia for the Washington Post. He writes:

Unlike the French book or the Moore movie, Blix is not deranged. He is merely in denial, discounting the uniqueness of the WMD-terrorism issue by comparing it to global warming and hunger. Yes, hunger is an existential issue to the people suffering it. As are car accidents, heart disease and earthquakes. But they hardly threaten to destroy civilization. Hunger is a scourge that has always been with us and that has not been a threat to humanity's existence for at least 1,000 years. Global warming might one day be, but not for decades, or even centuries, and with a gradualness that will leave years for countermeasures.

There is no gradualness and there are no countermeasures to a dozen nuclear warheads detonating simultaneously in U.S. cities. Think of what just two envelopes of anthrax did to paralyze the capital of the world's greatest superpower. A serious, coordinated attack on the United States using weapons of mass destruction could so shatter America as a functioning, advanced society that it would take generations to rebuild

Please read the whole thing. If you are not registered with the Washington Post please do so (it is free). This article is worth it.

While you are at it, you may want to read this article by Stephen Hayes of the Weekly Standard. It is an expose on the twisted manipulation of the facts by Carl Levin, Democratic Senator.