There are a couple of blog posts/articles out today asking very valid questions on whether or not people in the US really care about what is going on in the world. I agree strongly with each of these articles.
The first is a blog post at The Questionable Authority titled An open letter to my Representatives and Senators. In this letter the author, a spouse of a current army officer, points out the fact that most of America does not currently appear to feel any sacrifice with our continued failed policy in Iraq. He points to the media coverage of racist DJs and paternity tests getting more coverage than the extension of the army's tours in Iraq from 12 months to 15 months. He suggests that any further involvement in Iraq be funded by a tax increase, so everyone can start sharing in the burden (not that taxes come close to the burden currently carried by our military). I fully agree and will be sending his letter on to my own representatives with my additional comments. I encourage you to do the same.
The second is an article in The Detroit News on Lee Iacocca's new book Where Have All the Leaders Gone?. In the book, Iacocca apparently states, according to the Detroit News, "Am I the only guy in this country who's fed up with what's happening? Where the hell is our outrage? We should be screaming bloody murder. We've got a gang of clueless bozos steering our ship of state right over a cliff, we've got corporate gangsters stealing us blind, and we can't even clean up after a hurricane much less build a hybrid car. But instead of getting mad, everyone sits around and nods their heads when the politicians say, 'Stay the course.' ". Wow. Very good questions. I will definitely put that book on my list.