When Mommy Is a War Hero


I’m not, by nature, a war or military aficionado. There was a time, a few years ago, however, when, as scared as everyone else after planes smashed into the World Trade Center, I thought that a war on terror was, possibly, a good idea. It seemed important to defend our country, our children, ourselves, from those supposed terrorists. And after listening to one too many neocons on the radio, I thought that maybe, much as I don’t like war, this particular one was necessary.