LCC on why "they" hate us. This is a rather sobering read, and should indicate just how perversely imperialistic American foreign policy has become. America is not the world's policemen, Israel does not deserve special protection, and there is simply no reason for continued involvement in the governance of foreign countries, particularly Middle Eastern ones.
Karl Denninger reflects on 9/11. This is perhaps the most thought-provoking piece I've read this weekend. It is simply astonishing to see how much power the federal government has wrested for itself in the name of national security. Even more astonishing is how unnecessary this power grab has been, at least in light of its purpose. The only question that remains is: how long will Americans tolerate the deprivation of their rights in light of its unnecessity?