After a long weekend, and plenty of time to ponder, I offer some thoughts on the following in addition to looking at the news:

  • What will the 20th commemoration of the attacks that took place on September 11, 2021 be like?  This year… with the sting of strategic defeat ringing in our ears… and the scenes of the the Taliban celebrating their victory in our eyes… ugh.
  • Why does hearing “your service matters…” from failed leaders sound so awful to me?
  • What kind of anti-American propaganda carnival will the trial of the leader of the September 11th attack become?  One shudders to think of it…