This morning there was video of a U.S. soldier who was captured by the Taliban.
My first thought wasn’t that he had deserted — that seems absurd — nor that he was stupid.
My first thought was that he is scared — given what the Bush administration has unleashed. He’s a hostage. I am certain that my government will do everything possible to get him back alive and safe.
My second thought was of all those videos I watched of Margaret Hassan and the warmongering that coincided with it that almost sent me over the edge, almost lost me my job.