Of French hostages and headscarves
: The irony is downright tragic: The French refuse to support the war in Iraq and yet Iraqi terrorists kidnap two French journalists anyway because the country bans Muslim headscarves. Both French decisions were wrong, in my book, but, of course, that’s no reason to offer anything other than support to the hostages and their nation.
And I also offer this hope: That the French learn a lesson from this: There is no sense in cozying up to terrorists and in forgetting who your allies should be. To
the terrorists, all of civilization is an enemy… and that includes you, France.
: UPDATE: Andrew Sullivan said it better than I could (of course):
One can only hope that Paris gets the message. There is no escaping this fight. It is civilization or Jihadism. We can and should debate tactics; but the sides are clear enough.