Like most Americans,
I was glued to the coverage of the war in Iraq. I'd like to believe
that I am patriotic, and I certainly support the troops who serve
our nation in the ultimate way, but the truth is, I watched mainly
to see explosions and precision-guided flaming death from above.
Although I am not
entirely in agreement with the administration with regards to
the reasoning behind attacking Iraq, I must admit that despots
like Saddam really do pose a threat and sooner or later, must
be dealt with. And as long as we've got all that hardware laying
Troops in any army
are motivated to fight for many reasons- defense of home and family,
national pride or, our president's favorite reason, "fighting
evil". Soldiers in WWII knew they were fighting for a good
cause and they performed brilliantly- against an extremely competent
and technically advanced enemy.