SHOCK AND AWE

That was the headline on the newspaper. "We will win. Our advantage is our warrior spirit," said the Navy's leader in the first paragraph. Here we were, over a month into the war in Iraq, and I was reading stuff like this. The fight was basically over. The United States military had marched into Baghdad with alacrity that had never been seen. Yet here was more posturing in a post-bellum daily news report. Surreal?

Not in the world of St. John's College and Naval Academy croquet.