Cheat-Seeking Missles

Friday, April 13, 2007

Oh, My Gosh!

Shock. That's what I felt when I opened the email from Watcher of Weasels to see the winners of this week's Watcher's Council review of the best blog posts of the week. When I'd sent mine in on Tuesday, I instantly thought, "Oh, no! Not that one!" and was sure it wouldn't tally even a vote. But there it was:

1. Don't Know Your Enemy -- Cheat Seeking Missiles

My little post on Nancy Pelosi's visit to Saudi Arabia and this feminists' apparent ignorance of how fundamentalist Islam treats women had received more votes than any of a number of really exceptional entries.

Thank you for this honor. I'd like to thank all the little people ...

Joshuapundit, who always writes insightfully about the war came in next with The Black Flag Flying: The Arabs and Iran Ally Against the West, followed by the essay I liked best of all this week, Strangers from Eternity Road on religious dogma.

Rounding out the top five was a tie: Heart-rending Stories from Bookworm Room, on the media's apparent and appalling joy at writing Iraq tragedy stories, and Big Lizard writing on a tragedy we all like, Al-Qaeda in Iraq Committing Institutional Suicide.

Rounding out the entries were Securing the Food Supply III from Glittering Eye, which connected some frightening dots between the pet food crisis and national security; Some Thoughts On Mockingbird (yes, the book), from Rhymes with Right; Soccer Dad's Why Does Jewish Come Before Democrat?; and last for no particularly discernable reason, Who'd a Thunk It? by Done With Mirrors.

Among the Non-Council member posts nominated, one of my favorites, Orwell, the Left, and 9/11 came in first. The American Future essay is a historical analysis of just that, and it is quite condemning of Leftist philosophy.

Next was Iraq, A Place of Ambivalence, from of all places Huffington Post, the confused reflections of an anti-war but pro-Iraq writer that condemns the knee-jerk anti-war crew.

There are nine other great non-Council posts for your reading pleasure at Watcher. C'mon -- it's almost the weekend! Put down your work and enjoy some really thought-provoking, enjoyable reading!