How can you tell that your country has gone to war again? Here are at least two signs.
–The same military official is on every Sunday morning chat show: Yesterday Joint Chiefs chair Mike Mullen was on CBS‘s Face the Nation, NBC‘s Meet the Press, Fox News Sunday and ABC‘s This Week.
–You can watch TV reports about the astonishing accuracy of your weapons: OnCNN last night, courtesy of Pentagon correspondent Chris Lawrence:
American Tomahawk missiles can be reprogrammed in flight. If there was a risk of civilian casualties, operators could change the target after launch. But the Navy did not use that ability, confident it was aiming at military targets. Moammar Gadhafi says the strikes killed civilians. But a defense official told us if you don’t have to reprogram your missile, you’re very confident in what you’re hitting.