Now that you have comments, does it drive you crazy that you get 5 times as many comments on burgers as you did on reconstructing Iraq?
It’s a joke, of course, but in a way it’s not, and it actually speaks to one of the things that disturbed me about this war: it was too easy. The fact is that for most of us it made less difference to our actual lives than choosing which hamburger to have for lunch.
This seems wrong. War should require sacrifice, and that sacrifice is one of the things that keeps it rare. Hopefully the Iraqi people will thank us for what we’ve done, eventually if not immediately, but I still hope we don’t make a habit out of this. War should be Hell, not a cakewalk.