Knight Of The Mind

I'll do my best to present a philosophical and generally conservative look at current events and life, the universe and everything. Readers are invited to take all that's posted herein with a grain of salt. or if they prefer, a grain of salt, a slice of lime and a shot of tequila.

Location: Alexandria, Virginia, United States

Greetings and welcome. My name is Steve, I'm 35 years old and I work for the US Army as an Operations Research Analyst. Hence my blog title Knight Of The Mind.

Tuesday, June 29, 2004

Executing Maupin Doesn't Make Them Impressive

We're all now suppossed to be scared. Those Al Quaida guys must be tough. They're so tough they just executed a U.S. POW. This impresses me to no end.

The execution of Keith M. Maupin has to constitute about the most stupid thing Al Quaida could have done. The one moral advantage these thugs still had was that in the aftermath of Abu Ghraib Prison, they could claim the Americans were barbarians for how they treated prisoners.

Well, that argument is gone. There could be no more cowardly or pathetic an act than executing a person who has surrendered himself and who stopped fighting back three months ago. The thugs can't beat our military, but when they get a POW, they act like they just took down Mike Tyson in his prime.

People throughout the Islamnic world who are sick of these people had to have cringed. Cutting someone's head off while yelling "Allah Akbar!!" at the top of one's lungs does not constitute smooth salesmanship. People all over the world look at these people and no doubt feel the contempt.


As you may or may not already be aware, members of the Watcher's Council hold a vote every week on what they consider to be the most link-worthy pieces of writing around... per the Watcher's instructions, I am submitting one of my own posts for consideration in the upcoming nominations process.
Here is the most recent winning council post, here is the most recent winning non-council post, here is the list of results for the latest vote, and here is the initial posting of all the nominees that were voted on.

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