Abdul Rahman – Safe in Italy UPDATED

“I think he arrived overnight” Premier Silvio Berlusconi said.

OEC writes America should take a cue and “learn that it’s alright to do the right thing….

I have to take a little gentle exception, there. America knows it’s alright to do the right thing and has been doing it for the last three years under nothing but criticism. I think diplomatically it was smart for America to let another country do this. She has enough on her plate. I hope Mr. Rahman is being held somewhere very safe for Christians…like the Vatican.

Michelle Malkin notes that other Christians in Afghanistan are now threatened. Complications upon complications. Nothing that concerns Islamofascists is easy.

Rahman’s rescue has got neo-neocon’s brain moving – and she’s responded with a thoughtful post that goes places you might find surprising. A good read.

David Warren, who is always so good, says there is more to this story than we are considering.

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  • convert

    I hope some of you can convince me I’m wrong: but I can’t help but think that the only reason the media is all over this story is because they perceive it as being yet another hammer and nail in their case against Bush/the war/the neocons. I mean, let’s face it, they’ve mostly ignored the massive genocide of African Christians in the Sudan, for example, because it doesn’t serve their agenda.

  • convert

    I hope some of you can convince me I’m wrong: but I can’t help but think that the only reason the media is all over this story is because they perceive it as being yet another hammer and nail in their case against Bush/the war/the neocons. I mean, let’s face it, they’ve mostly ignored the massive genocide of African Christians in the Sudan, for example, because it doesn’t serve their agenda.

  • http://www.madtasty.com Misogynist

    The difference between Afghanistan and the Sudan is that we haven’t toppled any government in Sudan (yet). This is a big deal for a lot of people because it showcases how in spite of invading Iraq to “bring democracy to the Middle East,” which was our last remaining pretense after we couldn’t find any weapons of mass destruction (which have allegedly been moved to Syria, with absolutely no proof provided to the American public besides administration figureheads like Georges Sada), it turns out that maybe democracy isn’t such a great thing when the voices of the people are as misguided as their former government.

  • http://www.madtasty.com Misogynist

    The difference between Afghanistan and the Sudan is that we haven’t toppled any government in Sudan (yet). This is a big deal for a lot of people because it showcases how in spite of invading Iraq to “bring democracy to the Middle East,” which was our last remaining pretense after we couldn’t find any weapons of mass destruction (which have allegedly been moved to Syria, with absolutely no proof provided to the American public besides administration figureheads like Georges Sada), it turns out that maybe democracy isn’t such a great thing when the voices of the people are as misguided as their former government.

  • TheAnchoress

    Except it’s better to have them out in the open where we can see them and where – as with Hamas in Palestine – they are now accountable for their actions AS governments. It’s better to have an opposition party in a democratic state than disallowed opposition to tyranny.

    Baby steps. No incipient democracy grows without its birthing pains, including ours.

    As to the “last remaining pretense…the Iraqi documents are yeilding some pretty interesting things that the NY Times et al are studiously ignoring. Moreover, we had some 12-17 “pretenses” if you like (I can’t remember the number) for going into Iraq.

    In our extremely obfuscated world, in which more and more everything seems an illusion, I’m willing to give democracy and the thrust toward it a benefit of a doubt over the other. :-)

  • TheAnchoress

    Except it’s better to have them out in the open where we can see them and where – as with Hamas in Palestine – they are now accountable for their actions AS governments. It’s better to have an opposition party in a democratic state than disallowed opposition to tyranny.

    Baby steps. No incipient democracy grows without its birthing pains, including ours.

    As to the “last remaining pretense…the Iraqi documents are yeilding some pretty interesting things that the NY Times et al are studiously ignoring. Moreover, we had some 12-17 “pretenses” if you like (I can’t remember the number) for going into Iraq.

    In our extremely obfuscated world, in which more and more everything seems an illusion, I’m willing to give democracy and the thrust toward it a benefit of a doubt over the other. :-)

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    Papal intervention?

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    Papal intervention?

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