* Via Diplomadic: “The Islamic Commission of Spain has asked the parliamentary panel probing the Madrid train bombings to refrain from referring to terrorists as ‘Islamic’ or ‘Islamist’”.
* Andrea Harris remarks of a certain above-his-station East Coaster: “In a politer, if more restricted age, Wolcott’s blitherings would have been brought to a dead halt by some elder statesman rising up indignantly and saying ‘Sir, do you realize that you are in public?‘“
* We sure are in public; even Lynne Cheney is watching.
* It’s the tiny, touching details in Steve Bell’s cartoons that so impress; note here, for example, where an angry dog in the form of Tony Blair is shown gnawing on an Iraqi infant.
* “America’s MoveOn.org is probably the most successful example of web activism,” claims The Guardian. As Mark Steyn has already observed, however: “Nobody ever seems to point to any examples of what they’re spectacularly successful at.”
* Commenter Jeff S., a regular here and at other quality sites, is in Kuwait on active duty. He sends Currency Lad some shots of David Letterman’s Camp Arifjan performance—featuring Grinder Girl!
* Drooble calls for change: “Please, can we not talk about ‘the War on Terror’? Could we perhaps cut to the chase, and call it the liberation of Iraq?”
* The Joplin Globe’s Joseph Perkins writes: “A new Gallup survey is rather disquieting for those of us in the media. It finds that not even a quarter of Americans perceive either television or newspaper reporters to have ‘very high’ or ‘high’ standards of ethics and honesty.
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