Baseball Crank
Covering the Front and Back Pages of the Newspaper
October 7, 2002
WAR: Chicken Jihadists

OK, I'm sick enough of hearing gripes about how the advocates for war with Iraq -- or, to put it more precisely, for war with Iraq now on our own terms rather than later on Saddam's terms and at a time of his choosing -- should pick up a rifle and head for Baghdad. But when the people directing the battle are not democratically elected by their people, and are openly arguing that it is a positive good to die in an attack rather than live on in peace, it is a fair question to ask why they and their children are to be exempted from this supposedly glorious fate. One Palestinian man, having lost a son to the siren song of 'martyrdom,' asks that question.

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