Many people have linked today’s piece by Charles Krauthammer — arguably the greatest columnist in any of the major American dailies, certainly the keenest mind. Even so I thought it worth linking in case anyone had missed or it or cared to comment. Excellent bit among many:
The international left’s concern for human rights turns out to be nothing more than a useful weapon for its anti-Americanism. Jeane Kirkpatrick pointed out this selective concern for the victims of U.S. allies (such as Chile) 25 years ago. After the Cold War, the hypocrisy continues. For which Arab people do European hearts burn? The Palestinians. Why? Because that permits the vilification of Israel — an outpost of Western democracy and, even worse, a staunch U.S. ally. Championing suffering Iraqis, Syrians and Lebanese offers no such satisfaction. Hence, silence.
UPDATE: Writing somewhat less coherently in the same paper, a certain aging gossip monger says that bloggers are “the new Stasi.” I would just like to state for the record that in my case she has the wrong intelligence agency.