I am currently reading the book Lone Survivor and it’s affecting me deeply and surprisingly. I am changing my attitudes about the US military (not that I ever had a bad attitude). I am seeing things in a different light than the point of view I get on the Rachel Maddow show. I have ever more respect for the members of the Special Forces, particularly the Navy SEALs. This should be required reading for any politician, any soldier, and the rest of us too quick with judgment and attitude – casting our opinions from the safe vantage point of our armchairs, clouded by the fog of alcohol-soft middle age.