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Death Of A Long-Time Blogger

Andrew Olmsted has been killed in Iraq, in a cause that he believed in dearly (not necessarily Iraq per se, as he explains posthumously, but in simply serving his country). My most profound condolences to family and friends.

Posted by Rand Simberg at January 04, 2008 02:05 PM
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Yet another who died in the cause of those not fit to lick his boots clean. There will be more, until the fire that powers the stars finally cleans up the mess he sought to remove.

Posted by Fletcher Christian at January 4, 2008 05:28 PM

Does not trust civilians with small arms but is willing to turn the middle east into a glass parking lot.

You are a bloodthirsty enigma FC.

Posted by Mike Puckett at January 4, 2008 06:26 PM

Andrew Olmstead knew exactly what he was doing, with a moral clarity that BDS sufferers literally cannot imagine. To call him a dupe or a victim flies in the face of everything he said in his final post.

Posted by Jay Manifold at January 4, 2008 07:15 PM

That was well observed Mike. FC sure is an enigma.

Posted by Toast_n_Tea at January 5, 2008 11:29 AM

Read his final posting, in which he explicitly asks us all NOT to use his death as a platform for political discourse, right or left wing. Let's honor that classy request, and let him and his wishes rest in peace.

Posted by Scott at January 5, 2008 01:10 PM

Olmsted. Not "Olmstead."

For more on Andrew, see here, here, and here.

Posted by Gary Farber at January 11, 2008 09:51 AM

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