‘Fighting for Freedom’

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Michael and David: Every once in awhile I receive an e-mail from a military veteran who bombasts me with the line: “I fought in [whatever war] so that an idiot like you can be free to write your kind of tripe,” to which I respond “then you should be pleased to know that your efforts were not in vain!”

How anyone can confuse the bombing and killing of hundreds of thousands of others with pursuing “freedom” remains beyond me. Of what is one “free” when he or she is in deadly conflict?

5:46 pm on April 17, 2011