Tuesday, April 08, 2003

On the War with Iraq...

As I write this, U.S. forces are inhabiting Baghdad; and, yesterday, a US B-1 bomber dropped four 2000 lb JDAM's on a restaurant where intelligence said Saddam Hussein and his sons were meeting. No one yet knows if Saddam was killed.

At first, I was a bit uneasy with that. National policies of assassination have a tendency to backfire. I felt a lot better after hearing General Brooks discuss it as an elimination of Iraqi Command and Control. I believe that this is how the military saw the attack, and I can understand it and feel easier with it from that perspective.

But, still, I can't escape the notion that this is "tit for tat", revenge for Hussein's attempt to assassinate George Bush, Sr.

Karma is one thing. The circle of violence is another. It's not clear which one this truly is.