Sunday, December 16, 2007
Travis Before Iraq
This is a picture of Travis and his girlfriend BI2. That's before Iraq, the second time. It was taken near a famous rock in Colorado. One of the reasons I'm including this is because it was e-mailed to me from his other grandmother. At the bottom was this message:
NOTICE: Privacy of this message may have been breached by the National
Security Agency�s surveillance program as part of the Global War On
Terror. The NSA or other governmental agency currently has executive
authority to log, read and/or archive all electronic and some telephone
Now, I'm glad the NSA (National Security Agency) is taking such good care of us. And because this has a military flavor, I'm relatively sanguine about it. My worry is that such surveillance is being carried too far. I do appreciate their being open about it; I do hope I never see one of these on an e-mail that has nothing to do with the military. (-: I believe we must be cautious, of course, but I also believe that if we lose our freedome of speech, those who would see us doomed will have won.
Carolyn Howard-Johnson wrote the foreword for Eric Dinyer's book of patriotic quotations, Support Our Troops, published by Andrews McMeel. Part of the proceeds for the book benefit Fisher House. Her chapbook of poetry won the Military Writers Society of America's award of excellence.