While on an errand a short time ago, I turned on the radio in my gas-eating SUV and listened to about 1 minute of Rush Limbaugh (that was all I could take). He was whining about Obama gutting the military. Conservatives have a military fetish from which I fear they will never depart. But not only is Obama not gutting the military (Is there any doubt that the U.S. empire of troops and bases that encircles the globe will still be there at the end of Obama's first term?), it would be a great thing if he did. Conservatives are hopeless--hopelessly in love with war, empire, and the military.