Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
Another point, along this line of thought, is that If the objective is to reduce the amount of blood shed around the world (without necessarily eliminating it), I see no reason why it would be a bad thing for the DOD to adopt tactics a bit more along the lines advocated by Sharp, as opposed to the usual squad of assassins. Literal or literary.

State of mind:
As one travels across an 83-year long arc of life, the view probably changed. Time might disperse the communal fog of a national obsession with anticommunism, and perhaps reveal the need for another focus, another objective less bloody, more in tune with human needs, human compassion.

Just speculating.

In my case, I listened in rapt attention to the broadcasts of "I Led Three Lives". It took Viet Nam, and a bit of tear gas to clear my vision.
 It was, in fact, not until I began reading ET and such as Naomi Kline that the relationships among the Chicago School, Ayn Rand, Cheney and Rummy, and the rouges' gallery began to clarify a bit.

Change is good.
Certainty is death. Like taxes.
-- Unless you're a major campaign contributor corporation    

Capitalism searches out the darkest corners of human potential, and mainlines them.

by geezer in Paris (risico at wanadoo(flypoop)fr) on Wed Feb 23rd, 2011 at 12:54:58 AM EST
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