I can’t take it. One of my best friend’s little brother just found out that he’ll be going to Iraq as part of this ‘troop surge.’ It’s making my physically ill. I always have to laugh at the idea of not getting personally involved in one’s work. How is that possible? Just be an apathetic asshole? If you care, you care. If you don’t, well, I bet that makes life easier. Can you move from one to the other without abandoning principles, changing values?