Tag: iraq

How better to celebrate the day after Valentine’s Day than with the discussion of WAR? I’ll let you in on a little secret, something I’m rather ashamed of: my knowledge of history is really lacking. I blame it on my schooling: basically, we studied the Romans, the Tudors, some Jurassic/dinosaur stuff… and that’s it. Seriously, I left school not knowing a thing about World War 1 and 2, or any contemporary political history. Oh, I forgot: we also studied the…

I’ll start with something most people don’t know about me: I can’t drive. (This will seem like a total non sequitur, but hang in there, I’ll deliver the goods, trust me.) I’ve driven rally cars at high speed down treacherous dirt tracks. I’ve competitively raced quad bikes. I’ve taken a Dodge Viper to almost half the speed of sound. But… I don’t have a driving license. A little odd, considering I once dreamt of being the world’s greatest rally driver…