I am still in Utica, New York. The foothills to the Adirondacks.
It is cold here! Well, cold to me. About 60 degrees by day. I assume low 50s by night.
The locals are warm.
My body has changed since I began living full time in Key West. The blood does thin! I feel cooler weather more. I walk around saying it is cold. Everyone looks at me strangely.
I was with my friend Peter yesterday. He was wearing a tee shirt and jeans. I had on long pants. And a shirt, sweat shirt and leather jacket.
I bought Bob Woodward’s new book Obama’s Wars to read on the plane.
The book came out last week. Read it! A frightening revelation!
When Eisenhower retired from the Presidency, he warned of the industrial military complex. Beware he said.
Things have gone beyond the makers of guns, tanks and planes. Woodward’s book suggests that we must be concerned with the military itself today.
I am only half way through the book. One thing is clear, however. The generals are toying with the President. They have their own agenda. They forget he is the ultimate boss. It is their way.
I am concerned.
I have always been with the military.
You will recall, both via this blog and my radio show, that I have commented several times regarding a professional army. The United States presently has one. They are noble warriors. Nevertheless I fear a professional army. The time can come and may come when a general or generals might seek to take power in this country.
Don’t say it cannot happen. If it can, it may. It will. Peter’s Law, Murphy’s Law or something.
Just like the banana republics of Central America and Africa.
I do not see the danger as a today thing. Although we do live in troubled times. It is something to be concerned about and on guard against.
Woodward has done the correct thing with his book. He has exposed the infection. Hopefully it will not turn into a cancer.
After such solemn comments, I still say…..enjoy your day!