Chat with a vet.

Discussion in 'Politics' started by traderob, Feb 10, 2006.

  1. traderob


    Hapaboy and all,
    I'm writing this from Chiang Kai-shek International (Tapei).
    Had a great flight from Bangkok talking with a ex American Infantryman. We are both reading Robert Kaplan's latest book, 'Imperial Grunts'.

    My new friend is a genuinely well-meaning American, trying to understand the clash of civilisations, the perennial topic of ET.

    He seems more compromising towards Islamic sentiments that me- and he was stationed in Saudi Arabia- but also understood it, a very reasonable, likeable person.

    If his character is common in America, then I take it as good sign for USA's culture to prevail for the next century at least.