[Trevor Zion Bauknight (***@comcast.net)]
[Fri, 19 Sep 2003 12:36:31 -0400]
:No, he's under no real
:obligation to answer questions about his military service; but some of
:us feel that he really should, given his propensity for acting like a
:real military man now that it's convenient to do so.
You think he put on the flight suit to jack himself up, make himself
look good, don't you? I seriously doubt that's why he did it, but I
have reasons for thinking so that you simply wouldn't understand.
That's not conceit, it's not arrogance.. it's simply the truth.
You can probably look the term up, though: esprit de corps
The President was at the time giving those he commands a nice and
perfectly innocent way of showing that he's "right there with 'em". If
not on the battlefield, then in heart and spirit. Whether you like it
or not, that means a lot. Many liberals have done everything they could
within their minds to see something small and petty about why their
President would put on a military uniform, and chosen to denigrate him
because of said action. It's petty, snipish, and frankly given the
climate in the world at the time it makes me rather sick. He didn't
wear that uniform for himself, nor for you sitting back there on your
couch eating Cheetos and watching War On TV. He wore it for us, and I
appreciated it. A lot of the guys in my unit saw it and said much the
same, with comments along the lines of, "That's pretty cool.", etc.
I keep telling myself not to get involved in these political threads,
basically because a liberal will twist anything into a negative against
a politician they don't like, and I don't like pissing matches, but oh
well I guess I went and got into this one. (Yes, I know there's
conservatives who will do the same thing.. but it seems to be Item One
on the syllabus in Being A Liberal 1001.)
Bryan S. Slick, bryan_s at slick-family dot net
"It honestly makes me feel safer that there are unstable, bloodthirsty
psychofreaks like Slick on our side." -- Rock Walker