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May 5, 2014

"The soldier is not so sacred as he once was."

"Who can count the dust of Jacob or number the seed of Israel." Numbers 23:10 The soldier is not so sacred as he once was.
The journalist and the judge have taken his place. The actors sneer from their theaters. The politicians gobble their free food and babble of peace. Musicians sing shrilly of flowers in gun barrels and doves everywhere. But the soldier still stands where he must. The borders have shrunk. The old victories have been exchanged for diplomatic defeats. From the old strongholds come missiles and rockets. And children hide in bomb shelters waiting for the worst to pass. This is the doing of the journalist and the judge, the politician and the actor, the lions of literature who send autographed copies of their books to imprisoned terrorists and the grandchildren of great men who hire themselves on in service to the enemy.
Sultan Knish

Posted by gerardvanderleun at May 5, 2014 9:27 AM. This is an entry on the sideblog of American Digest: Check it out.

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