I’m pleased to say that, as to both winners in this week’s Watcher of Weasel’s contest (council and non-council) are posts I voted for. I thought that they were that good and so, apparently, did everyone else.
On the council side, the top two winners were Cheat-Seeking Missiles’ Don’t Know Your Enemy, a lucid, to-the-point analysis of Pelosi’s hopeless naiveté, never better exposed than when she dealt with the Saudis. Her conduct reminded me of Jay Leno’s characterization of her after she’d started on this trip: “Secretary of No Particular State.” He was wrong, of course. There’s no doubt in my mind but that she’s an official delegate of the State of Ignorance.
Also on the council side, second place went to Joshuapundit’s The Black Flag Flying: The Arabs and Iran Ally Against the West, which lives up to the billing in its title. The Arab League summit was held last week (or is it two weeks ago now?), and Joshuapundit explains in straightforward fashion why, though it was not a head-on contest, the US lost.
On the non-council side, first place, in a big win, was American Future’s Orwell, the Left, and 9/11, which explained Orwell’s deep understanding of Leftist thought, and the modern Left’s continued inability to understand the effect of its actions — although that last point goes for the masses. The leaders know and don’t care. Second place is a Huffington Post article entitled Iraq: A Place of Ambivalence. This post, written by a journalist returned from Iraq, has a most interesting paragraph stuck in the middle which, after attacking Bush supports, then goes on to say so much about the more thoughtful anti-War person’s understanding of her fellow anti-War people:
Don’t get me wrong. If I felt that this post were going to be read by a bunch of war apologists, I would take them angrily to task for the manifest, manifold failures in Iraq, and the criminally self-indulgent fictions on which those failures were based. But since this post is presumably being read mostly by war critics, I will devote it to challenging anti-war activists on their apparent belief that everything they say about Iraq is, always has been, and ever shall be true.
Okay, I know you’ve been waiting for it, so I’ll say what I always say at this point: Those are the winners, but you really should read all of the nominations, because they are good and because they may end up taking your mind places it hasn’t been before.
(By the way, if you’re wondering, I came in absolutely dead center in the council pack. Not bad.)