... Jones should be ignored. ... Politicians should denounce him, and editors and producers should deprive him of the oxygen (media coverage) that stokes his demented brain. But those who suggest Jones is a bigger villain than the rioters who have taken lives over a book burning – any book burning – are looking at this issue through the wrong end of the telescope.I agree with much of Gunter's column. But that last part (Jones should be ignored, etc ...), good advice though it may be, is somewhat weakened by having spent his first three paragraphs publicly denouncing Jones.
Meanwhile, others see Jones' actions as a free speech issue and take Republican Senator Lindsay Graham to task for saying of Jones:
"I wish we could find some way to hold people accountable."
From the comments: "Jones is an idiot and Graham is competing with him for the title."Mark Steyn weighs in:
"... Lindsey Graham is unfit for office. The good news is there’s no need for the excitable lads of Mazar e-Sharif to chop his head off because he’s already walking around with nothing up there. ..."
... A society led by such “men” cannot survive, and does not deserve to.And again to Graham's "embarassing" response to the above criticism:
... The guy “putting the troops at risk” here is Senator Graham, and General Petraeus and the other advocates of the one-way multiculti danse macabre. They’re telling our enemies the more you tread on our toes the more we’ll pretend not to notice and try to waltz you gaily round the floor one more time.
Pre-emptive capitulation only invites more and more provocations. Like the Arabs say, a falling camel attracts many knives.