Blog Round-up from today's postings and news....
"An explosion rocked Saudi Arabia’s huge Abqaiq oil facility in the east of the kingdom on Friday and an official said Saudi forces had thwarted suicide bomb attacks against the world’s biggest oil exporter. And, of course: Oil jumped more than $2 a barrel."
JayReding has a great posting today, "The False Value Of Tolerance," It begins like this:
"Jeff Goldstein has a great piece on the ongoing flap over the Mohammed cartoons that begins with this brilliant WaPo op-ed by William Bennett and Alan Dershowitz. There’s one statement in there that is so incredibly, utterly, and hopelessly idiotic as to quite possibly be one of the dumbest observations ever made:
The Boston Globe, speaking for many other outlets, editorialized: '[N]ewspapers ought to refrain from publishing offensive caricatures of Mohammed in the name of the ultimate Enlightenment value: tolerance.'
This statement deserves the following...."