Let Slip the Tweets of War

“My fellow Americans…” mutters a Deputy State Department spokesperson before clicking post on a series of five tweets announcing new military action in Iraq. I wonder, when are you supposed to turn to your child and give the speech, in this new scenario? Do you give your stoic, “sometimes the country has to make hard decisions, and people get hurt,” talk as you fav or retweet? Do you shake you head and say, “war is never the answer, it only begets more war, never forget this,” as you close the browser tab?