July 25th, 2006 by Kevin
Wow a number of interesting items today, none of which really seemed to justify their own post, so here you go. I\’m gonna do this Glenn Reynolds style.
Ever wanted to know the anatomy of a M1A2 Abrams Main Battle Tank?? Well no worry, I just provided you with a link
Thomas Sowell produces yet another gem where he debates with if we had worried about things like proportional responses back during WII. It includes this gem
Eventually, by 1945, allied armies had both Germany and Japan retreating. What would have happened if we had had Kofi Anan and the mushy mindset called \”world opinion\” at work then?
Kofi Anan would undoubtedly have called for a cease fire.
He could have pointed out that the American response to Germany was wholly \”disproportionate\” because the Germans had never landed troops in America or bombed American cities, and were certainly no real threat to the United States at that point.
Remember the big deal about the photos of the little Israeli girls writing on the artillery shells a few days back?? But you haven\’t heard the whole story huh? That\’s right, and it makes alot more sense when you do.
The whole \”Chicken Hawk\” slur?? Destroyed here.
You don\’t need medical training to express an opinion on healthcare. You don\’t have to be on the police force to comment on matters of law and order. You don\’t have to be a parent or a teacher or a graduate to be heard on the educational controversies of the day. You don\’t have to be a journalist to comment on this or any other column.
And whether you have fought for your country or never had that honor, you have every right to weigh in on questions of war and peace. Those who cackle “Chicken hawk!\” are not making an argument. They are merely trying to stifle one, and deserve to be ignored.