Latest News of Note:

  • Bush welcomes jailed aid workers – I have two observations from this story. One is that I have noticed that most of the mainstream media sources omit the spiritual aspects of how the girls spent their time in prison in Afghanistan, but find time to note that they killed flies. To me it was significant taht the girls composed hymns while in captivity, but I guess fly killing is more noteworthy.

    Also, I question the wisdom of the big-Bush welcoming. Certainly it is an honor for the girls, but it will also hurt their credibility as missionaries in closed countries if they come off as endorsing Bush’s war policies. It would be far better for them to have maintained a more neutral stance, and to not let Bush use them for political purposes.