Those wacky soldiers, taking war personally!
Okay, okay… Since World War II, we’ve fought a number of wars, and had even more sub-war engagements. But it’s been hard to really get worked up over them, at least in a positive way. This time, it really is personal. I don’t think that some people, in the media and in the government, realize that. These soldiers are US citizens, and they reflect what Americans feel. And Americans are behind this war — not just on a “hurrah for us!” way like the Gulf War, but in a “this job needs to be done” way.