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Slouching Toward Irrelevance

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Submitted by Bill Hadney (United States), Apr 3, 2003 at 13:40

As I watched news reports showing the rescue of PFC Jessica Lynch, of Palestine, West Virginia, a "hardscrabble town of 900 population", as it was described, I thought of this wonderfully patriotic heroine nearly giving her life to protect the freedoms of those academic vermin at Columbia University. Even with two broken legs, a broken arm and one or more gunshot wounds, this woman did not flinch from that commitment, while simultaneously helping to rid the Iraqis of the brutal regime a few of Columbia's professors apparently hold so dear.

Indeed, while Columbia was hiring these... , many others were also heading to the front lines to defend the school's right to make those decisions. As unbalanced as this equation may appear, the views of De Genova, Foner, Said, Khalidi, Sick, Saliba, Massad, et al, will soon become irrelevant to free Iraqis and to other free Arab nations that may follow their experience.

I take comfort in believing academia, in general, is fully cognizant of that, as the growing volume of noise from campus is beginning to confirm.

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