Thanks to a 23-year-old black man who deceptively looks like an innocent boy, African-Americans, Arabs and the Muslim Diaspora all have something in common. They are more easily viewed as terrorists, and there's no escaping it.
I can't wait to get back to Denver, Aspen, and the West -- the wide open spaces and really cool place, the wildlife, the rivers, the mountains, the light. I won't be allergic to anything once I get off the plane.
The most dangerous scenarios concern countries of some strategic importance imploding and NATO countries (for the moment) lacking the focus and capacity to respond.