From a reader:
I’m 50 with no military experience.
Does anyone else get lulled into complacency? Our soldiers only die in accidents! The Iraqis will surrender en masse! We’ll go to Baghdad in a cakewalk! The TV images reinforce that.
But that complacency disparages the dedication and discipline of these young
soldiers; from time to time, I realize that wherever they are in this war,
whatever they are doing, they are doing their jobs with a degree of courage
I’m unfamiliar with.