On the remote chance that anyone actually reads this, I have started this blog b/c I wanted to post to someone else's blog, and this seemed the easiest way. Anyway, I called it "Loyal Subversive" because it seemed clever after 15 seconds of thought and because I have been a bit of a subversive in every organization and institution I have belonged to, in that i always thought that the accepted wisdom was flawed and that the the organization/group could do a better job.
Anyway, the comment I was going to post on warhistorian.blogspot.com was about the Ward Churchill controversy. While lot's of people are debating the issues of free speech, I just can't get over the deep impression, that, given Churchill's comments, had I been killed while I was in Iraq he would have been delighted, and he would be delighted if any of my good friends over there now got killed. Makes it hard for me to be detached.