Eye on the Watcher’s Council

As you may know the members of the Watcher’s Council each nominate one of his or her own posts and one non-Council post for consideration by the whole Council. The complete list of this week’s Council nominations is here.

Rhymes With Right, “Intolerant Gays Attacking Religion”

Greg comments on the misbehavior of people protesting the passage of Prop. 8 in California. I think it’s a tactical error.

The Provocateur, “The Coming Mortgage Class War”

Mike predicts a class war over loan modification. Frankly, I doubt it. Unless their backs are against the wall, I think they’ll just take it as they have for the last forty years. Thank you, sir. May I please have another?

Joshuapundit, “The Afghanistan Blues”

Freedom Fighter takes a look at the prospective Obama Administration’s Afghanistan policy. At the very best I think there will certainly be growing pains. And I see signs of the pivot that I’ve been expecting.

The Colossus of Rhodey, “Oh, the musical memories …”

Hube reminisces about his days in the American Youth Band. Get your axe out again and start practicing, Hube.

Bookworm Room, “Perpetually Selfish Anger and Victimhood”

Bookworm posts on the Arab psyche, a subject on which I don’t feel competent to comment.

The Razor, “COIN of the Realm”

Scott confesses that the counter-insurgency strategy in Iraq has worked out better than he thought it would. Now that Gen. Petraeus is head of CENTCOM I think we’re probably going to get the opportunity to see how it works out in Afghanistan, too. I’m afraid that it will face substantial problems there.

Soccer Dad, “Names will never hurt me – the double standard”

Soccer Dad interprets Obama Chief of Staff Rahm Emmanuel’s father’s recent comments which caused quite a sensation in the papers not too long ago.

The Glittering Eye, “Winners and Losers”

In my submission for this month I note that one of the problems with bailing out failing companies is that it’s inevitably to the detriment of companies that are doing all of the right things which certainly doesn’t look like a winning strategy.

Mere Rhetoric, “Detente In Our Time – Obama Prepares To Sell Out Poland In The Face Of Russian Aggression. Again. (Plus: By The Way, Missile Defense Works)”

In the post with the longest title of the week Omri notes that Poland is very likely to get the short end of the stick. Again.

Well, I’ve decided which posts I’ll vote for this week. Which posts would get your votes?

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