America gets blasted regularly for its nationalist, unilateral and

sometimes arrogant attitudes. Many times we deserve it. But a fella has

to pick a team after all.

If Iraq had a shuttle program and lost 7 crew members to an accident

like that of the Columbia, I’ll bet George W. and the American people

would send our heartfelt condolences, even as we prepare for war. We

most likely wouldn’t cheer and call it “vengeance from God.” Just a

hunch.