Tuesday, April 14, 2009

A Brother Abroad

What is the best part of the whole dramatic pirate rescue?

The clear and present enemy.

There were obvious bad guys, a clear objective, and an unquestionable course of action followed by a win for the good guys. It was reminiscient of the Cold War when the US was good and Russia was bad. There were apparent adversaries and boundaries.

Now, as we battle a mindset, a culture, and a borderless, indistinguishable threat, the enemy isn't as clear, nor is the right way to deal with him. Everyone has a different perspective beginning with whether or not we should be in Iraq in the first place, to how we should carry out the mission and when we should pull out.

I guess there are just times when I wish my brother was just fighting pirates.

This is Day 80.

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