We are, so, a hiccup far from a Third World War. For the time being, I trust, that War is still winnable by socialized mankind, yet that won’t really be so once Iran and North Korea have the way to explode AND convey atomic gadgets to global focuses, dependably. Once that happens, and the atomic risk is available from all sides, we are no longer guaranteed of survival. The awful folks (and they are terrible folks, certainly) have a standing duty to their cause, however deteriorate that cause might be.
We, meanwhile, can’t escape our SUV’s. They are ready, to be sure, apparently joyfully in this way, beyond words their confused and distorted cause. We, by complexity, are fixated on the every day doings of Jessica Simpson and Lindsay Lohan and the present-day Golden Calf that is American Idol.
In our political talk, we have never been more separated; not notwithstanding amid Vietnam. But now, the stakes are so much higher. While the maniacs in Tehran and Pyongyang set themselves up for atomic war, our neutralist wing, now clearly responsible for the Democratic Party, contends for withdrawal from Iraq by a date certain. Hello, folks, why not simply surrender, and spare both time and lives?
I perceive, as, I think, do numerous or most Americans, that there is a honest to goodness verbal confrontation to be had about the intelligence of having picked Iraq as the primary site of our War on Terror. We ought to (and most likely will) be contending about that for a long time to come.