John Derbyshire, known for his keen interest in adolescent girls and for mentioning, quite often, that he is English, has a few thoughts on this whole British sailor mess:
Once again, it’s me and Ralph Peters on the same wavelength, deploring the cowardice of the British sailors and marines kidnapped by Iran.
Oh, it’s gets better from there. Like, immediately from there. He obliquely wishes for their execution by the end of the paragraph!
The fact that the captured sailors haven’t committed ritual suicide or staged a daring and cinematic escape involving lots of motorcycle stunts is very real proof that they’re not just bad marines, but also actual terrorists themselves who deserve everything that’s happening to them.
And you know, we like to think, idly, that were we in their situation, we’d have escaped and deposed Ahmadinejad by now and would perhaps have finished drafting a rough sketch of our proposed free-market reforms for Iran’s economy, but as we’re merely bloggers, and not Marines — whose job it is to be killed once they displease opinion writers, and they knew that going in! — it is a moot point. As Dr. Johnson once said, “fuck you, captured sailor. Now I’m off to read Lolita again.”