On Thursday, the Defense Department said that in order to blend in, special-operation forces often don the insignia of forces they accompany. On Friday, after Turkey complained, a spokesman called the action “unauthorized and inappropriate.”
I'll be out a conference on Monday, but I thought it was important to dedicate this weekend to the memory of the victims of the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building. It was 15 years ago on Monday that Timothy McVeigh and Terry Nichols killed 168 people and injured 680 of them. I can only hope that time has brought some healing to the victims and their families, and that no one will inflict such harm in the name of hatred of the government again.