Conflict and War

Veteran’s Day

Today is Veteran’s Day and a time when we remember that those in the military make real Jonn F. Kennedy’s inauguration statement, “Ask not what your country can do for you, but ask what you can do for your country.” Those of you who frequent this blog will remember that I had a younger brother,…

Images Of The Day

This post has been updated/corrected with information from someone who was there (see the end of the post for the email I received from Navy Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Zachary John Impastato). Images give substance and focus to our thoughts about events. Some images come to define specific moments in history, searing their impression on…

Nascent Democracy In The Middle East

One of the strategic cornerstones and fundamental rationales of the Bush decision to invade Iraq has been the plan to plant and cultivate the seed of democracy in the heart of the Mideast. It is argued that giving democratic freedoms an opportunity to spread to the surrounding populations will effect lasting change in the Arab world. Many of those who support the war see this as our only hope of ending the Islamic terrorist threat.