Today, I’m going to a friend’s wedding. Weddings are always special, but this one is unusual because until Thursday, I didn’t know it would be happening today. In fact, because he’s been serving in Iraq and Kuwait for most of the last eight months, even he didn’t know until recently when his wedding would happen. My soon to be wed friend is one of three old friends I have who are seeing active duty in Iraq, and I’m proud of each one of them. And I support each one of them. In the case of today’s groom, that support first took the form of not wanting him to go to war on the basis of half-truths and falsehoods. Since that didn’t work out, I reverted to Plan B: buying him all the drinks I could and wishing him the very best in his new life with his new wife. Salud!