Saturday, June 21, 2008


I was greeted this afternoon by these headlines on my iGoogle page:
Navy's newest attack sub christened
and below it,
How to be safe in a foreign country
I have some questions:

1. Isn't there something unholy, or at least contradictory, about "christening" an attack sub? When was the last time we needed a super-duper attack sub to defend our country?
2. It's nice to know how to be safe in any country, so why limit the discussion to foreign countries? Does the article tell us how to be safe in a country that repudiates its constitution?