It was also a very strange thing which prompted this post: during the runup to this war I realized that I found the W. Bush administration's behavior deeply dishonorable and unpatriotic. And this was very strange, since I never had thought of myself as having a sense of honor or patriotism. I mentioned it in a comment on Making Light a few weeks ago. And then I found myself reflecting that most of my political writing could be ascribed to honor and patriotism and that I seem to have a flair for strategy and tactics and a hatred of war. All of which leads me to conclusion that, despite having no military background whatever, I sometimes think like an old soldier.
How very odd.