God Bless This America

Yesterday during the Biden-Harris presentation of its national security team, Tony Blinken shared a moving and poignant memory of his step father who was the only one of 900 children at his school in Poland to survive the Holocaust. During the allied liberation, this child stood in front of a US tank and a Black GI appeared compelling him to say: “God Bless America!” I too can relate to this experience, having had a similar one to the Blinken story, although more recent. I was working in my office in Sarajevo after the 77-day bombing of Serbian strategic targets had ensued in March, 1999. Every night we would hear the US fighter…