I was provoked to write it by a White House press conference at which Jay Carney, President Obama's Press Secretary (a nice young man, but badly out of his depth, sort of like his boss) opined that bombing--the NATO airstrikes on Quadaffi's hired goons--did not constitute war. This was something straight out of Catch-22. And rather than giving him a chorus of "BUUUUUUULS**T!", the gutless toads of the Washington press corps simply went on to the next round of inanity. If rocketing and bombing is not war, it'll do till the war comes along. I invite Mr. Carney to place himself in the middle of an air strike and see if his opinion is not changed.