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A long time ago, my sophomore English teacher, Father William Campbell, saw something in my writing and predicted that I would someday become a newspaper columnist. He suggested the perfect title for my column--"Leaves of the Palm." Now that I have a little extra time on my hands I've decided to put Father Campbell's prediction to the test. I'm going to start using this blog site not just to reprint opinion pieces I've published elsewhere but to try to get more of my ideas and opinions out there. Feedback is welcome. To find out more about me, please check out my Web site: www.EdwardFPalm.com (Click on any of the photos below for an enlarged view.)

Monday, March 21, 2011

Back to the Shores of Tripoli!

Our Libyan intervention is likely to be yet another instance of no good deed going unpunished.  Even if we succeed in deposing Qaddafi—and that’s doubtful--the extremists throughout the region will turn that success to their recruiting advantage.  This is bound to reinforce the notion that we are leading a crusade against Islam. 
     On Sunday, for once, I found myself in agreement with Monica Crowley, the right-wing woman on the “McLaughlin Group.”  She reminded the rest of the group that, just because Qaddafi is scum does not mean that the people trying to unseat him are all wonderful.  Libya could very well go from bad to worse.  --EFP

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