Coming distractions

I have two topics I'll be talking about today. Hopefully I'll be able to come up with something short to write, I'm not happy with the length of some of my recent posts.

First, addressing a conversation about the connection between supporting a war and being willing to fight in that war. There is a great thread on this at unfogged (see comments, the post is less than half of the interesting material).

Also, more on the death penalty in New York.