Tuesday, December 02, 2008

It's Bombay

In which we sympathize with victims of terror in far-away places

As The Hitch points out, for some of us it will always be Bombay, never Mumbai, just as Mayanmar will be forever Burma.

For a chilling account of the recent unpleasantness in Bombay, India, read this piece on Forbes.com, and see how the brave and loyal die to preserve the pampered and meek. And for a moving account about how when the going gets tough, tough waiters pour champagne -- and in the proper glass, thank you -- read this piece in the London Daily Mail. I'm not often a fan of the often rabid right winger, Pat Buchanan, but today the old bastard came through with a solid analysis of the history of terror, from the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand on, in the context of the Bombay attacks, and offers some sound advice on not over-reacting.


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