HOT KNIFE THROUGH BUTTER: So far, our troops are meeting little resistance. Not so little that we should get complacent–we’ve already lost one man to enemy fire and twelve in the helicopter crash. But any war where the Commander in Chief can personally call the grieving families and offer his condolences has to be measured as an overwhelming success. May it continue to be so.

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