As I write this, U.S. and Canadian warships and Coast Guard vessels are steaming up the Hudson River, right outside my window. It looks like a slow but well planned attack is converging on New York's Upper West Side (look out!).
I find the sight to be disconcerting. For one, seeing war machinery up close and personal in the peaceful waters of our free, and peaceful city (and country) is jarring. What must it be like to be on the receiving end of the guns of these behemoths? They are fearsome.
And JUST NOW the F-18 fighter jets have roared passed. Talk about fearsome!