If my readers believe I am a bit too obsessive about the writings and reflections of Andrew Bacevich, they might be right. But sometimes God, providence, or fate calls a person to a unique place, to speak truth to power when few are listening. Jeremiah wept as he spoke truth to ancient Israel, and few listened. Dr. Bacevich, the wounds of losing his son in Iraq freshly remembered this past Memorial Day, speaks through pain to ask questions which confront our rulers with truth, and with profound and disturbing clarity. In addition to his meditation on the meaning of Memorial Day--see my earlier post--he speaks eloquently and with respect about the meaning of the POW/MIA flags displayed in the town center square where he resides. He also willingly shared personal reflections about his own Memorial Day observance with the listeners of NPR.
I often wonder if anyone is willing to consider Dr. Bacevich's questions?