I find it wholly ironic that the vast majority of the destruction wreaked upon our enemies takes place from such great distances. A war at air or sea gives the soldier no opportunity to survey the human cost of their actions. Pushing a little red button to send a Tomahawk missile screaming into an enemys headquarters is a simple action.
On the anniversary of the September 11 attacks, a huge reprint of Pablo Picassos Guernica appeared in the Buntrock Commons. The painting, commissioned in response to the fascist bombing of the Spanish city of Guernica on April 26, 1937, portrays the horrors and atrocities of war.
All you have to do is turn on the television or open a copy of a daily newspaper to see the controversy surrounding the United States potential war with Iraq.
While tension rises on military lines, though, back here on the Hill theres little indication of problems at all.