It’s more than one of my favorite blogs. Both of those attributes are necessary for winnning the war on terror. Those of you that think this isn’t a necessary war, you should read this post by Patrick.
Those are pretty much my exact thoughts, he’s got the ability to present them much more clearly than I can though. I suggest you read.
On a slightly different topic, The Fourth Rail has a good analysis of the draft Iraqi constitution. Basically Islam will play a role, but “no law may contradict democratic standards”. The more I read the draft, the better I feel. I think they’ve done an alright job so far.