Sunday, March 13, 2016


Every now and then I have to revisit this column to reassure myself that I'm not insane and that it was actually written.

On the contrary, I thought. We are a good country, attempting to do a good thing. In a post-Sept. 11 world, I thought the prudent use of violence could be therapeutic. The United States had the power to change things for the better, and those who would do the changing -- the fighting -- were, after all, volunteers. This mattered to me.