After watching reporters interview people in shopping centers and bars around the country for opinions concerning our raid over Libya and hearing the inevitable replies ("It's about time . . . ," "I only wish it had been sooner . . . ," "I think it's great . . . "), I wondered whether these persons ever did more than watch television to get their intelligence "fix" for the day.
Oh, sure, I, too, experienced that initial seductive glow that comes from dealing a real villain a bloody nose. But what now? And was it worth it?
I don't like seeing my country, a superpower, bombing to prove a point. I don't like seeing brave American pilots turned into killers of civilians.
Let the terrorists, Moammar Kadafi's henchmen, bomb cafes and children's schools to intimidate us, make a point. Let the colonel rant in the street, set his pitiful rabble eager to die for his benediction (What else has he to offer them?).