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Friday, June 06, 2008

Watcher's Winners

The Watcher of Weasels has posted the results of this week's Watcher's Council panning competition for internet gold -- and some sparkling, weighting nuggets were found.

Coming in first among the Watcher's Council members was Done with Mirrors' inspiring, heartbreaking piece, Memorial Day, that introduced us to a half dozen or so remarkable Americans who have died in the war against Islamofascism. Yeah, I know you've read these bios and have felt all the emotions, but these are a different mix -- the anti-war woman who realized that she could actually help people if she was in Iraq, instead of just complaining, for example. Different, very good.

In second was The Glittering Eye's The Costs of Withdrawing from Iraq, which looks under the security blanket of rhetoric and digs into the details involved in actually doing what so many would have us do.

On the non-Council side, it's no surprise the winner was John McCain, Prisoner of War: A First-Person Account, an ancient US News & World Report piece that was republished in January. The account, of course, is of his days as a prisoner of war in Hanoi, which makes it quite significant as we head towards the general election.

See all the winners here.

Thanks, Watcher, for the spiffy dungarees and nice tin pans -- you always make nugget-panning a treat!