Tuesday Short Cuts
Piers Morgan explains why "what happened in Egypt was unbelievably significant."
Insight: “A man who has never gone to school may steal from a freight car, but if he has a university education he may steal the whole railroad.” —Franklin D. Roosevelt (1882-1945)
Getting it right: “What happened in Egypt was unbelievably significant. If you look at what ISIS really stands for, what they are carrying out now in the Middle East, and in Egypt in particular, is a kind of genocidal attack on Christians and Christianity. They want Christianity eradicated, and they want to convert all Muslims to their crusade. They want it to be a holy war. And they want Christians gone. And I don’t think that narrative is getting the attention it should get in the American media and, I have to say, in other media as well around the world.” —Piers Morgan
For the record: “The Obama administration was supposed to have stripped Syria of chemical weapons. Syria gassed its citizens. And that brings us to the Iran nuclear deal. As the editors of the New York Post asked last night, ‘Why should anyone still believe the same team’s assurances on Iran’s ability to produce nukes?’ Vicious liars like the North Koreans, Syrians, and Iranians tend to be vicious liars no matter the documents they sign. That’s a truth worth remembering as another WMD deal collapses and further destabilizes an already-dangerous world.” —David French
Observations: “History is going to be rough on [the Syria debacle]. This is going to be the defining moment for the Obama presidency. And what is so interesting about it [is] it’s going to be a moment of inaction, and it proves the point that what you don’t do can matter every bit as much as what you do when you govern.” —Council on Foreign Relations president Richard Haass
And last… “It really is a miracle that thanks to flight we can get anywhere in the world within hours with just a little groping and random beatings.” —Frank Fleming