Bald Eagle Interviewed in Oregon

THE OREGON WILDERNESS—Frustrated by the widely held assumption that he unequivocally endorses the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, a bald eagle said Monday that his thoughts on the conflicts were far more nuanced than many Americans might expect.  Speaking to reporters from his nest in the upper branches of a 175-foot ponderosa pine tree, the eagle explained that each member… Continue reading

Advice from a Father to His Son

In his memoirs, A World Transformed, written five years ago, George Bush Sr. wrote the following to explain why he didn’t go after Saddam Hussein at the end of the Gulf War: “Trying to eliminate Saddam… would have incurred incalculable human and political costs. Apprehending him was probably impossible…We would have been forced to occupy Baghdad and, in effect, rule… Continue reading