Lileks. Again and again.
Jimmy had one other post that had me in tears. This is his response to Salam Pax, the infamous blogger from Iraq that wow-ed many surfers with waves of information during the war. The Pax-man wrote a letter to Guardian, that bastion of anti-Bush-ism, where he basically said 'thanks, but your doing a shitty job.'
"To tell you the truth, I am glad that someone is doing the cleaning up, and thank you for getting rid of that scary guy with the hideous moustache that we had for president. But I have to say that the advertisements you were dropping from your B52s before the bombs fell promised a much more efficient and speedy service."To which James responded as follows (he he he):
"Hey, Salam? Fuck you. I know you’re the famous giggly blogger who gave us all a riveting view of the inner circle before the war, and thus know more about the situation than I do. Granted. But there’s a picture on the front page of my local paper today: third Minnesotan killed in Iraq. He died doing what you never had the stones to do: pick up a rifle and face the Ba’athists. You owe him. .... The rug was soaked before we got there, friend. Cut the clever café pose; drop the sneer. That “Rambo” crap is old. Iraq needs grown-ups. Be one.Read the rest. I wish I could write like him too. But at least we get to read him!