Now we're worried about American citizens becoming
terrorists. "We've got to grow the military"" is not the answer.
A nation wins the hearts of Ravis at home and abroad by fielding a
different army. Deploying ten brigades of soldiers for the
foreseeable future insures we quickly replicate the Roman Empire's
final years. We need a smart army that peacefully and economically
wins hearts and minds.
Five of them watched. The six-footer kept his arms folded
over his chest. Occasionally, he spoke to his gang. We offered
"hellos." They coolly continued observing us sweat.
The day before, they weren't at the village welcoming
ceremony. They didn't see the mothers usher no, push -- their
scared four year old daughters in their immaculate white and red
dresses toward us, as we stood thirty feet away in front of their
awaiting village procession. They weren't there to watch those
fear struck children in their best precious outfits become lap kids