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June 15, 2010

What was Gary Brooks Faulkner reading?

gary Brooks Faulkner Osama bin LadenGotta love the "can-do" spirit of Gary Brooks Faulkner, the American who has been detained in northern Pakistan as he allegedly tried to cross into Afghanistan to kill Osama bin Laden.

Sounds like a "Tea Party" version of the years-long manhunt: Give individuals the power that the government has held onto for so long.

The construction worker was armed with a pistol and a 40-inch sword, and was carrying "Christian literature," according to an AP report.

No word on the title. Maybe Faulkner went a bit too far in answering the question posed on the cover of "The Purpose Driven Life": What on Earth am I here for?

Or maybe the book was: What Would Jesus Do to Snag Osama? Or The Shack that Sheltered a Terrorist?

Posted by Dave Rosenthal at 1:42 PM | | Comments (7)
        

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Gotta love the "can do" spirit?
I think Islamo fascists are ridiculous- but I can see where they're coming from- the same machismo that makes us go over there and lose in Iraq AND Afghanistan.
As to Jesus- try the Sermon on the Mount- see if you can translate that into a diplomatic solution.

Who wrote this article? How about the name is it Foster or Faulkner>?>? Try getting something right so there is something worth reading or get another job.

dukeameye, thanks for the constructive criticism. I corrected the problem.

Gary Brooks Faulkner is a moron, clearly. The guy is an idiot and when he gets to hell he's going t o burn.

Rational missions as you all know require solo trips to purported enemy hold outs with an expired credit card, a hand grenade and a bible in the back of your wallet, never mind a nearly expired kidney.

http://scallywagandvagabond.com/2010/06/gary-brooks-faulkner-american-hero-or-american-psycho/

I want to say he's crazy, since he should have known from the getgo he'd have not succeeded standing alone against an entire terrorist organization, but I also want to commend him for his spirit and willingness to do something instead of sitting around talking like the rest of us usually do.

Girls always look on themselves as proud princesses, with the exception of a small number of either extremely ugly or exceedingly smart ones.

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Dave Rosenthal came to The Baltimore Sun as a business reporter in 1987 and now is the Maryland Editor. He reads a wide range of books (but never as many as he'd like), usually alternating between non-fiction and fiction. Some all-time favorites: A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole; Wind, Sand and Stars by Antoine de Saint-Exupery; and anything by Calvin Trillin or John McPhee. He belongs to a book club with a Jewish theme.
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