what if

I watched Pearl Harbor Saturday night on DVD. It raised the question in my mind “what would I do if (when) the U.S. is attacked in a similar way during my lifetime – say, for example, a nuclear weapon is detonated in Washington D.C., New York City, Chicago, or Los Angeles by Islamists. It would me the modern equivalent of Pearl Harbor. A strike at the heart of our nation by those who hold fast to a belief system incompatible with mutual coexistence. Would I feel compelled to volunteer for our armed forces to fight the threat? I’m not sure. At this point, I know that it’s not a definite “no”, so that raises the possibility that it may be a “yes”. It would take much soul searching – a kind of soul searching I’m hoping never to have to engage.

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