Sunday, October 23, 2005

And Then There's This

According to Diana West's op-ed, Twisting History, in today's Washington Times:
[A]t the president's by-now-annual Ramadan dinner, President Bush announced, "For the first time in our nation's history, we have added a Koran to the White House Library."

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Is it just me, or does the president's gesture of inclusion sock the rest of us in the head? Fun-loving, peacenik Muslims aside, the Koran is indisputably the favorite book of Osama bin Laden, Abu Musab Zarqawi, the killers of Daniel Pearl, Hamas bus bombers, London Underground bombers and anyone who has ever hidden an IED on an Iraqi road to kill or maim an American soldier -- none of which is the best recommendation for White House honors.
Heaven forbid we offend our enemies. Call me crazy, but I doubt that Churchill ever held an annual Burgerbraukeller commemorative dinner during WWII, let alone troubled himself to add an edition of Mein Kampf to the shelves of Number 10 Downing Street.

We shall fete them on the beaches, we shall fete them on the landing grounds . . .