Latest From Mark Steyn

Mr. Steyn has a piece up at The Washington Times that you should all read. An excerpt:

At what point does a society become simply too genteel to wage war? We’re like those apocryphal Victorian matrons who covered the legs of their pianos. Acts of war against America have to be draped in bathetic music and uncomprehending reflections and crescents of embrace.
We fight tastefully, too. Last week one of America’s unmanned drones could have killed 200 Taliban bigshots but they were attending a funeral and we apparently have a policy of not killing anybody near cemeteries out of sensitivity.
So even our unmanned drones are obliged to behave with sensitivity. But then these days the very soundtrack to our society is, so to speak, an unmanned drone.

I sincerely hope that our nation will shake itself out of its collective slumber and rise to the fight. When Admiral Yamamoto had completed his attack on Pearl Harbor he said “I fear that all we have done is awakened a sleeping giant, and filled him with a terrible resolve.” It is inexcusable that we have not acted in a manner which has elicited the same reaction from our enemies in this conflict.

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