Era of backwards

Doesn’t it seem a bit strange that the places in this country most likely to be attacked by terrorists – New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles – are also the least supportive of the war, and least likely to send sons and daughters into battle? Meanwhile, places with virtually no chance of being attacked, are the ones who zealously support the war and send their loved ones off to the meat grinder.

Of course, the war’s supporters say this simply goes to prove that the liberal elite are weak-kneed cowards who don’t deserve the sacrifices of so many young men and women.

The anti-war crowd, on the other hand, bemoan the fact that so many well-meaning people have been duped by the Bush administration into believing that the war was justified and is making us safer, when in fact it has done (and continues to do) a lot more harm than good.

I don’t see this gridlock resolving itself anytime soon.