“America is relatively weaker than at any point since 1945 because our own hubris led to over-reach abroad and massive debt and economic recklessness at home. The next generation has drawn the obvious conclusion. We need to retrench and rebuild at home. We need national defense, not national offense. We need greater global cooperation, not greater global confrontation. We need to see that hard power is often best used in restraint, and that soft power can be thrown away by a few criminals in the White House deciding they know what’s best about interrogation methods.”—The Next Generation’s Non-War
“Marine Gen. James F. Amos, the face of opposition in the military to lifting the ban on gays serving openly, now acknowledges his concern has proven unfounded that repeal would undermine the war effort. In fact, he says, Marines have embraced the change.
In an Associated Press interview, Amos called the repeal in September “a non-event.”—Marine: Fears of end to gay ban prove unfounded
"First I was shocked because there were so many naked bodies running by, but then all of a sudden someone jumped up and glass shattered all over our table and backpacks. I was definitely startled. It was awkward because all the naked people just stopped running and stared at us.” (Baker 13 runner breaks library window, Rice Thresher)