GLENN BECK AND DINESH D'SOUZA AGREE WITH BIN LADEN. It is our horrible promiscuity that upsets right-thinking Muslims everywhere, and both Beck and D'Souza kinda sorta see their point. Here is Beck:
BECK: You know, there`s a new poll out that Muslims, the higher educated Muslims in the Middle East are more likely to be extremists? More and more Muslims now hate us all across the world, and it really has not a lot to do with anything other than our morals.
WHAT POLLS TELL. A new poll seems to suggest that Americans like the surge in Iraq, after all:
In a dramatic finding, a new poll shows a solid majority of Americans still wants to win the war in Iraq - and keep U.S. troops there until the Baghdad government can take over.
Strong majorities also say victory is vital to the War on Terror and that Americans should support President Bush even if they have concerns about the way the war is being handled, according to the survey conducted by Public Opinion Strategies.
PLAYING THE RELIGION CARD. Atrios has had a week of posts on religion and its role in politics, and in particular in progressive or liberal politics. Today'sposts are especially interesting, having to do with the proper way of incorporating the religious left into the movement.
WE ARE THE DEADLY WARRIORS.David Brooks'srecent column (behind a firewall but I summarize it here sufficiently, I hope) on how the conservatives are correct about human nature is hilarious. In short, he argues that we humans (though I think he really means male humans) are malevolent brutes, intent on status competition and clubbing the cavewoman out before dragging her off to a life of housewifery in the cave. Well, I added that last bit, but I have an excuse, because the whole article encourages such humorous additions.