A post at The Smallest Minority reminded me of a conversation in “C” school. I had said something about diplomacy. I agree with Churchill’s? stance “Diplomacy is the art of saying nice dog until your sniper gets the range.” A fellow HT2 said, “F diplomacy. We’re Americans. We lob stuff when we feel threatened.” Apparently, this guy’s neighbor would rather lose an entire American city than have us shoot first. Folks, there are situations spelled out in the use of force continuum(see earlier video) when we may shoot first. We are allowed to be one step ahead of the bad guys.