In recent days the American press has been much exercised by the fact that the Washington Generals, as the final act of a lost war, droned ten innocent members of one Afghan family. Steyn mentioned this appalling act three weeks ago, and it is strange and disturbing that it has taken so long for the US media to catch up to what was known to the rest of the world at the end of August.
Meanwhile, in case you missed it, here's how the last seven days looked to Mark:
~The week began with the pathetic anniversary observances for 9/11. For the latest in his series of video poetry, Steyn presented some verses for an Afghan humiliation. By way of contrast, he offered a song of unabashed love of America.
~On Monday Mark considered perhaps the absolute low point of the twentieth anniversary: the speech in Pennsylvania by George W Bush. It was our most read piece of the week.
~On Tuesday Laura's Links rounded up the Internet from scientists colluding with the ChiComs to Danes liberated from lockdown.
~In the early hours of Wednesday it emerged that Californians had decided to double down on Governor Newsom and that the GOP recall had gone nowhere.
~On Thursday Steyn hosted another Clubland Q&A taking questions from Mark Steyn Club members live around the planet on multiple aspects of the post-American world. You can listen to the full show here.
~On Friday Tal Bachman published a further exploration of the roots of our ongoing trans insanity.
~The weekend edition of The Mark Steyn Show featured a blockbuster Durham Report Watch Update!, plus a brand new Hundred Years Ago Show, Last Call and Mark's Mailbox.
~On Saturday our continuing audio serialization of Mark Steyn's Passing Parade celebrated two victims of the 9/11 era - Hollywood's most successful Arab-American, Moustapha Akkad, and a fearless woman who hurled her chador at the Ayatollah Khomeini, Oriana Fallaci.
For our weekend movie date, Rick McGinnis picked Douglas Sirk's farewell to Hollywood, Imitation of Life.
The Mark Steyn Show and Mark Steyn's Passing Parade are special productions for The Mark Steyn Club. The Mark Steyn Club is not to everyone's taste, but we do have members in every corner of the world from Virginia to Vanuatu, and, if you have a chum who's a fan of classic poems on video or classic fiction in audio, we also offer a special gift membership.
The war on terror has ended in shambles and shame, and the global humiliation of a fallen superpower. There is no better book on the war's first year, and the lack of strategic clarity that eventually spelt doom, than Steyn's The Face of the Tiger.
A new week at SteynOnline begins later today with our Song of the Week. Don't forget that Steyn's Song of the Week now airs every Sunday on Serenade Radio in the UK at 5.30pm London time - that's 12.30pm North American Eastern. You can listen to the show from anywhere on earth by clicking in the top right-hand corner here.