Of Bread and Circuses

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 around...

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.

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