The Corner

Commanders-in-Chief

From a guy in uniform:

As an officer I’m to remain impartial and publicly neutral. One point, though:

When Bush came into that mess tent in Baghdad (first hand account from two

friends), that place spontaneously erupted. Dudes had tears welling up in

their eyes (along with the president) and that place was shaking with

applause. That was not a scripted moment. I was north in Tikrit at the

time and we applauded when we saw the news report on AFN (armed forces

network).

I’d bet a month’s pay that Senator Kerry would not enjoy the same response

in the same situation.

The vast majority of service men and women don’t give two s**** whether

their commander in chief served in the armed forces 30 years ago. We just

want to be assured that he’s looking out for our interests (collective

American interests) and making wise choices today.

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