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Friday, March 28, 2008

Watcher's Winners

There are a couple very deserving posts top of the list of the Watcher of Weasels' weekly blogorama, Done with Mirrors' Get Your Grim Milestone Today? and Bookworm Room's What Would You Do?

I voted for them in reverse order. Book's essay this week takes something we all read a torrent of words about -- Rev. Wright's view of race relations -- turns it over, and finds a deeper truth most all of us missed. It's really quite a wonderful read.

Calimachus' piece, as you can imagine, comments on the recent flood of stories over the 4,000 combat death in Iraq. I loved it because of the perspective it gave. Did you know, for example, that more than 12,000 soldiers died in WWII ... from traffic accident fatalities? Of course, this piece would have gone nowhere if Calimachus hadn't treated our lost soldiers with the greatest respect, which he did.

I was pleasantly surprised when my entry, Beer-Soaked Politics, placed third -- higher than I thought it would.

Michael Yon did it again on the non-Council side, with a thrilling piece, Stake Through Their Hearts, which shows that even mopping up al Qaeda forces two by three can be a dangerous job.

Runner-up for the non-Council side goes to The Investigative Project on Terrorism's CAIR Exposed: Part 1. The title says it all; can't wait 'til Part 2.

Thanks, Watcher, for refining this batch of high-octane cerebellum fuel.