The Corner

re: Enemy Camp

An e-mail:

Kathryn–

As a 1990 graduate of West Point, I can tell you that Chris Matthews is 180-degrees off about West Point being an “enemy camp.” Instead, it is probably the most polite audience in America, with the courtesy being enforced if necessary.  

Whether out of professionalism (the vast majority of cadets) or fear of punishment (the rest of them), the Corps of Cadets would never be disrespectful to the Commander-in-Chief.  In fact, West Point may be the only place in America where President Obama can simultaneously trash George W. Bush and announce an increase in troop levels in Afghanistan and not be booed from the right or the left.

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