‘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┬áhundreds 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