Reading about Douglas Brinkley (thanks to Glenn Reynolds), I was led to this fascinating bit of revelation:

Iraqi Sheikh Mahdi Saleh Al-Sumide’i, identified as a participant in the Battle of Falluja, was interviewed by Syrian television on August 23, as follows:
SUMIDE’I: [W]e believe that Allah protects the believers, and indeed, Allah stood beside Falluja, and I’d like to mention some miracles Allah performed in Falluja. It is possible that the media does not know about them. The first miracle that occurred in Falluja took the form of spiders that appeared in the city–each spider larger than this chair, or about the size of this chair.
The American soldiers left, holding the legs of this spider, and I too, in one of the Friday sermons, held up a spider, with all its magnitude, in front of the satellite channels and in front of the world. This spider also had thick black hair. If this hair touches the human body, within a short period of time the body becomes black or blue, and then there is an explosion in the blood cells in the human body–and the person dies. This is one of the miracles performed in support of Falluja, and the Jihad that took place in Falluja. . . .

You can’t argue with something like that.
Why not? Because that would make you a racist neo-con. Or at least rational, which is even worse.