If you’re one of the four-or-so frequent readers of this here blog, chances are you also occasionally check out the New York Times op-ed page. You may even know the names: Thomas “Friedman’s Just Another Word For Nothing Left to Lose” Friedman, Gail “The Colander” Collins, Nicholas “The Dark Crystal” Kristof, &c. This is a daily feature dedicated to these folks: one line that is either awesome, funny, insightful, intelligent, ridiculous, or utterly divorced from reality. I hope you enjoy.
Today’s is from David “Yawny-Pants” Brooks, who in his column “Nation Building Works,” actually encapsulates the fragile and tenuous victory in Iraq very well in one line:
Guns have been put in closets, but not destroyed.