Danish companies are apparently losing millions of dollars
over this idiotic cartoon incident.
Hitches, lucid as usual, urges a bit of solidarity
with our Danish friends.
And there remains the question of Denmark: a small democracy, which resisted Hitler bravely and protected its Jews as well as itself. Denmark is a fellow member of NATO and a country that sends its soldiers to help in the defense and reconstruction of Iraq and Afghanistan. And what is its reward from Washington? Not a word of solidarity, but instead some creepy words of apology to those who have attacked its freedom, its trade, its citizens, and its embassies. For shame. Surely here is a case that can be taken up by those who worry that America is too casual and arrogant with its allies. I feel terrible that I have taken so long to get around to this, but I wonder if anyone might feel like joining me in gathering outside the Danish Embassy in Washington, in a quiet and composed manner, to affirm some elementary friendship. Those who like the idea might contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org, and those who live in other cities with Danish consulates might wish to initiate a stand for decency on their own account.
So if you're in the DC area, think about dropping by. Oh, and buy some Danish cheese and some Legos.