What bothers me is I saw on the news this morning that there were riots over this in Afghanistan. If the media hadn't felt the need to make a big deal about this, then no one would have ever known, and there wouldn't be a problem.
Why do I also get the feeling that there is a whole lot more to this? This seems to be being done by 'pro-war' people. If something bad does happen it will make people think that pulling out of Iraq was a really bad idea. And I don't think the Westboro Church wants to see the war end, because then they can't go around crying that the war is God punishing us. That's a very large part of their argument from what I've seen.
I don't know, it's just a thought... Nothing else seems to add up. If he were to go ahead and burn the books tomorrow, then it's over. People may talk about it for a few more days, but will then move on to the next thing. But now he can meet with this guy, get told no, make a huge fuss for a few more weeks.... Then of course the WBC can feed off this for a good two months.
I know freedom of speech is generally a good thing, but I'm starting to think that there should be laws against flaming like there are on forums; like you can't air it in the media if it's going to cause unwanted drama.