Meanwhile, the wisdom of our current conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan continue to be debated, though those small bands of protesters are hardly noticed by the majority of Americans going about their daily business. We all realize that these aren’t the ‘60s any more, and most of us have gotten so used to our country being on a war footing that we hardly notice that it wasn’t always so.
In our modern times, the U.S. seems always at war. To many of us, it seems to be a fact of life that will not change, something beyond our control. But while most of us still believe cases can be made for military action, we should always have the debate. Just because people continue appearing on street corners who seem inconsequential, they still have something to say.
— The Free Press, Mankato, Minn.