DURST: Egg-Breaking Commandos
First we mistakenly bombed civilians but eventually we got over it. Oh sure, it took awhile. Major outbreaks of minor hand wringing characterized our anxious reaction at the start, but then we calmed ourselves down with the handy axiom that a little friendly fire is perfectly consistent with the horrors of war. And besides, the horrible fire was conducting its good neighbor policy about eight thousand miles away, so we got distracted by the Home Improvement farewell episode and forgot all about it.Then we accidentally bombed an innocent embassy, but we got over that too. And it didn't take nearly as long to rationalize that no embassy was altogether that innocent. It didn't hurt the country whose embassy we bombed was busy waging an undeclared war of nuclear espionage. Probably in response to some skullduggery we initiated, nevertheless, we yawned loudly and slept soundly.Then we upped the ante and went and bombed Albania, which for all intents and purposes is the wrong country. The United States is fast becoming known as the country that can't bomb straight. Oh, I'm sorry, I mean NATO.But we'll find an excuse and convince each other we didn't come up with the term "collateral damage" to refer to the death of innocent bystanders for nothing and its no big deal. You can't have omelettes without breaking some eggs, and as everyone knows, we like our breakfast.Will Durst loves hash browns.