Strengthening Constitutional Self-Government

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Flushed Korans, Desecrated Statutes, etc.

Amen to Peter’s comment below about keeping in mind that the Islamofacists in Afghanistan are the real bad guys in this episode, much as media sloppiness as deplored. I’ve been waiting in vain for someone to make the observation that the same kind of people who rioted in Afghanistan over the purported desecration of a Koran are likely the same kind of folks who cheered the Taliban’s destruction of those 1,000 year old Buddhist mountain carvings a few years back. At least a Koran can be reprinted. . .

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"Statutes"?? I’ll avoid over-analyzing that spelling error.

"At least a Koran can be reprinted..." Really, Steven, what are we to make of comments like this? So, IF the protesters/rioters in Afghanistan are "likely the same kind of folks who cheered the Taliban’s destruction of those 1,000 year old Buddhist mountain carvings" (if you throw it out there, it must be so!) does that somehow make it excusable, justifiable, or acceptable for our military to employ desecration tactics with THEIR holy texts? Seems like a fast path to lowest-common-denominator behavior to me.

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