'Falluja' is more than an abstraction - it is this kind
of reality. It's too easy to play armchair (or in my case, office chair) philosopher and waffle on about international relations. Hot air distills down through the media, the pundits, the politicians, through the intricate gears in the machine of the state and results in action. It's most immediate effects are felt and seen at the front lines where men listen to bullets fly overhead and wait for orders to deal with an enemy they can see, sense and are itching to engage.
So all I have to say about Thursday's action is: about bloody time