I have a dearly beloved ex-boyfriend who is in the army, so I hate to be critical of the military out of respect for him. But... honestly, I think that the Iraq war is a mistake. Tonight's movie confirmed it. If you have the chance, go see The Ground Truth. It's a documentary of interviews of Iraq soldiers speaking about their personal experiences, and footage from the war.
While there, I met Bennett Marks, host of the Thursday 5:00 P.M. radio show called Empowerment Radio , a show dedicated to discussing the issues and giving you options for next steps. His blog claims the show is "where the edge of insights meets the resolve to be in action." He's actually experienced wire tapping and email spying by someone... the government? Rather than provide fear-based media, he's trying to talk intelligently about issues with world-class experts and theorists and provide enough ideas about what people can do to make a difference so that listeners don't have to fall into despair but are rather energized into action. He comes from a business and coaching background, so his perspective is not as a serial pundit or journalist. He's a person who's used to creating positive outcomes in the world for the companies he worked for and the clients he's motivated. My guess is that his show is having a meaningful impact on the world.
Catch him at 1150 AM on Thursdays during drive time on your way home from work. And see The Ground Truth- it's compelling. (You too Sean).