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Friday, June 13, 2008

Watcher's Winners

The Watcher wants not for worthy notes. This week's submittals by the Watcher's Council were a joy to read and the winners were worthy.

Joshuapundit topped the Council rankings with a piece innocuously titled The Chicken or the Egg? which is such a comprehensive analysis of the ills of Islam that I tagged it for future reference. Wolf Howling followed the same tack, but with biting sarcasm, in his second-place post, Dear Pakistan.

Bookworm tied for second with For Once, It really Is About The Children, which is pretty remarkable because the piece (which got my vote, along with Joshuapundit) is just the set-up for a series she's going to do on children. This piece frames the series with some clear thinking on gay marriage, race relations, socialism, freedom, reproduction and, of course, those sweet little results of reproduction.

On the non-Council side, an American Thinker piece, What Kind of War Crimes Trials Does Obama Plan? (Updated), won. The piece presents an entirely new Obama Horror: The good chance that, if elected, Mr. Bipartisan may very well start his administration with war crimes investigations and trials against members of the Bush admin. In Obama's own words:
What I would want to do is to have my Justice Department and my Attorney General immediately review the information that's already there and to find out are there inquiries that need to be pursued. I can't prejudge that because we don't have access to all the material right now. I think that you are right, if crimes have been committed, they should be investigated.
Yeah, that's reaching across the aisle. That is the new politics. That'll help win the war against Islamofascism.

See all the winners here.

Thanks, Watcher, for another weekly walk through the forest of illuminating electrons. And thanks for keeping those nasty cyber-bears away.