"The world is not a lodging-house at Brighton, which we are to leave because it is miserable. It is the fortress of our family, with the flag flying on the turret, and the more miserable it is the less we should leave it."
-G. K. Chesterton, Orthodoxy
This here blog is a glimpse or two or three at the condition of the 'fortress of our family' through the eyes Timothy Goddard, a Christian writer with an unhealthy interest in politics living in the Puget Sound area.
A possible solution
More kidnappings have occured in Iraq. It's not too surprising. The terrorists have noticed that this gets them much more attention than just killing people, and so they'll probably keep it up for a while. But it seems like this could be their downfall, if the military in Iraq began handing out small radio transmitters to all civilians in Iraq. It would be voluntary, of course, but it would sure be a good idea. This could allow some hostage rescues and possibly result in the capture of Zarqawi himself, as he apparently like to take part in these things himself. I wonder if the military has given this any thought.
On a related note, today I heard a radio reporter the on KOMO 1000 News here in Seattle say that Korean hostage Kim Sun-Il was killed "after the South Korean government refused to appease terorrists." It was the most clear-eyed and accurate description of what happened I have ever heard in the traditional media, and I appreciated it incredibly. I dropped them a line to say how much I appreciated it, and you can too. KOMO is an ABC affiliate, and it may have been a national reporter that said it, but I think it was a local one. Either way, it was refreshing.
Posted by Timothy12:45 AM
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