Ed Driscoll


FALKLANDS, PART DEUX: Orrin Judd sent me a link to Treasaigh.com, a Web log written by Tracy Wilson, an ex-US Navy pilot and information systems officer now living in Argentia. Here are his thoughts on the Falklands:

“Patriotism,” Samuel Johnson observed, “is the last refuge of a scoundrel.” Yesterday marked the 20th anniversary of the invasion of the Falkland Islands (Malvinas) by Argentine forces. Duhalde insisted yesterday that Argentina would one day claim sovereignity over the islands – this time though diplomacy not war. It has been 169 years since the Argentine flag last flew over the islands (barring a brief interlude in 1982), the inhabitants of the island are mostly of English descent, they speak English and… most importantly… they want no part of Argentina. To quote Don Henley and Glenn Frey: GET OVER IT!