So I started reading Chronwatch - but I didn't get very far because the first paragraph of their latest post reads thusly (italics mine):
"The pure lunacy of the Iraq debate is only understood when one arrives at the understanding that the collective we in the West are not really a part of this mislabeled “War”. The war is being fought between many tribes of Islam that fall into the major categories of “Sunni” and “Shia” whose differences are equivalent to the differences between the Methodists and the Baptists; totally and utterly insignificantly absurd except to a culture that is repressive and barbaric and living in a savage pre-enlightenment era."
Hey, Chronwatch. Guess where Letter to America lives?
Yes, that's right, Northern Ireland. Ever hear of something called The Troubles? You know how many people died here because of a conflict between two different sects of Christianity?
As many as died during September 11th.
Guess that means we're 'repressive and barbaric and living in a savage pre-enlightment era' over here huh?
Or, maybe, just maybe - and call me kinda kooky here for suggesting it - it's HUMAN FRIGGIN' NATURE - and we gotta find a way to deal with it - CAUSE WE'RE ALL IN IT TOGETHER.