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Thursday, April 13, 2006

Victor Hanson Questions His Safety

Victor Hanson, that master of words and history, points out the absurdities of how the media is reporting on Iraq by using his own state as a counter example.

So is California comparable to Iraq? Hardly. Yet it could easily be sketched by a reporter intent on doing so as a bank rupt, crime-ridden den with murderous highways, tens of thousands of inmates, with wide-open borders.

He does make an interesting case. Though I've never been to the northern part of the state (which seems like a state itself when talking to those who have been), I've always had a characterization of California as a horrid place full of dirty people, dirty towns, and dirty minds. Alcatraz was cool though--I'm not sure if it's a coincidence that the only cool part was an island. There is certainly a lot to get done in Iraq, but don't think it's in shambles just because that's all the media wants you to hear.