I preserved my post-Ireland vacation glow as long as humanly possible. I'm just about caught up on my sleep, so I have no further excuse. It's time to wake up and pay attention once again to what's going on in the world.
News doesn't stop for vacations, and I missed plenty. Among the many headlines, Gerald Ford died and Saddam Hussein was executed while I was overseas. I've been catching up on news websites and happened across this clearly written explanation of the problems we face with radical Islam. Also noteworthy are Victor Davis Hanson's cogent and sobering observations on why it is so difficult for our superior military forces to gain momentum in Iraq.
It's enough to make me start planning my next vacation.