Steyn: #BringBackOurBalls

As usual, Mark nails it

It is hard not to have total contempt for a political culture that thinks the picture at right is a useful contribution to rescuing 276 schoolgirls kidnapped by jihadist savages in Nigeria. Yet some pajama boy at the White House evidently felt getting the First Lady to pose with this week’s Hashtag of Western Impotence would reflect well upon the Administration. The horrible thing is they may be right: Michelle showed she cared – on social media! – and that’s all that matters, isn’t it?

Just as the last floppo hashtag, #WeStandWithUkraine, didn’t actually involve standing with Ukraine, so #BringBackOurGirls doesn’t require bringing back our girls. There are only a half-dozen special forces around the planet capable of doing that without getting most or all of the hostages killed: the British, the French, the Americans, Israelis, Germans, Aussies, maybe a couple of others. So, unless something of that nature is being lined up, those schoolgirls are headed into slavery, and the wretched pleading passivity of Mrs Obama’s hashtag is just a form of moral preening.

Read the whole thing.

And weep for what we once were.

One Response to “Steyn: #BringBackOurBalls”

  1. Skyler says:

    I fail to see why enslaving girls is any worse than enslaving boys as soldiers, which has been very common. In fact, I’m sure the boys have a much higher death rate.

    Both are terrible events, but unless going to help these poor girls is part of a larger and serious effort to eradicate Islam, I just don’t see it as part of our national interest.

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