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Wheelchair Bomber Gives Media New Category For Disabled: Martyr

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by Treadmarkz

People in wheelchairs are being used by “insurgents” to carry bombs to blow up their enemies in Baghdad. Apparently this is the third such wheelchair attack in the area this month. No word as to whether they were willing participants, or whether they were truly disabled, for that matter.
But a terrorist is a terrorist and this just proves once again that they are always going to find ways to commit their dreadful acts as long as there is hatred, and as long as they see reason to do so. And THAT, my friends, is why TALKING with our enemies may actually work better than bombing to try to kill bombers. It’s not as ignorant or naive as the Clinton campaign may make it out to be. Will it work with guerrilla warlords? Who knows, but I am getting tired of hearing about so many people being blown up.

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February 27, 2008 at 7:36 PM

William F. Buckley, Jr., 1925-2008

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by Treadmarkz

I just want to take a moment to mark the passing of William F. Buckley, one of the most influencial and prolific journalists of our time. We bloggers are heavily in debt to Buckley’s fast-paced style of writing and publishing. Buckley was an editor, columnist, novelist, debater, TV talk show host, and he found the magazine “National Review” while producing over 50 books. He was a man who got things done!
He was decidedly right-wing, eventhough he came to fame during a period in U.S. history that grew more and more liberal every day. He once defended Joseph McCarthy when it was an extremely unpopular thing to do. But remember, friends, that without someone standing up and opposing the overwhelming majority, free speech does not work.

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February 27, 2008 at 6:52 PM

Wheelchairs, not WMDs

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by Treadmarkz

I hate the war our country is undertaking in Iraq, and I wish it didn’t have to be, and I hope that with a new administration, we will find a sensible solution to bring this sad chapter to a close. But I find some consolation in this story, even if it does appear on the Operation Iraqi Freedom website, which may suggest to some that it is just a chunk of pro-war propoganda. But these soldiers are real people, and it can’t get more real for the people to whom they are bringing these wheelchairs. As small a gesture as it may seem, certainly it meant the world to its beneficiaries.

I’ve heard people (who REALLY hate the war) say that any humanitarian effort toward the people whose lives the war has destroyed is too little too late, but really, what else can they do but try to make things better?