Still Catching Up
As more and more people jump into the blogging game, it takes longer and longer to cover every blog I want to. I'm still working my way through everything I missed, which means that new things are being posted that I also haven't caught up to. Ah, the travails of modern life.
Although they're just about a week old at this point, Michael Giltz had a couple of good posts on AMERICAblog last Sunday morning that I only caught up with today. Following up a Thanksgiving post by John Aravosis about a club Sam Alito was involved with at Princeton that railed against women, blacks, Hispanics, gays, and handicapped people trying to expand their rights, Giltz pointed out that the group was so extreme even Bill Frist condemned it thirty years ago for giving a "distorted, narrow and hostile view of the university." Of course, in response to Alito's connection to the group, as they seem to whenever anything inconvenient pops up from Alito's past, his defenders encourage us to pay no attention to the man behind the curtain.
Giltz also highlighted an interview with Ayad Allawi, prime minister in Iraq's first post-Saddam interim government, in The Observer in which Allawi suggests things aren't that different in Iraq than they were under Saddam.
'We are hearing about secret police, secret bunkers where people are being interrogated,' he added. 'A lot of Iraqis are being tortured or killed in the course of interrogations. We are even witnessing Sharia courts based on Islamic law that are trying people and executing them.'
Why exactly is it so important to stay the course, again?