Monday, March 17, 2008

Bush "Envious" of the Troops in this "Romantic" War

Just when you thought you've heard it all... Last week Der Monkey Fuehrer made one of the most startling statements -- amid a veritible plethora of startling statements we've gotten out of him over the years -- about the nature of the war in Afghanistan:

I must say, I’m a little envious ... If I were slightly younger and not employed here, I think it would be a fantastic experience to be on the front lines of helping this young democracy succeed ... It must be exciting for you … in some ways romantic, in some ways, you know, confronting danger...
Yeah, that's some pretty big talk for someone who, when he had the opportunity himself during the Vietnam years when he was, you know, "younger" and "not employed", did the classic duck and cover and ran into the safety of the National Guard.

Which he ended up deserting when that got to be hard work, i.e., when they asked him to take a drug test.

So, as a Vietnam veteran myself, I look more than a little askance at his whiny-assed "envy" at the "romantic" notion of multiple deployments to the front lines of the endless War on Terratm, the very real possibility of death or severe and permanent disability, and a leaden reaction from a "grateful" nation that doesn't even have a clue as to how many American deaths there have been.

Maybe if our shitweasel-in-chief had actually gone to Vietnam instead of getting his ideas about war from Hollywood movies, he might have a few different notions about how fucking "romantic" war is.

And maybe one of these guys from Midland TX might still be alive instead of him.


commander other said...

yah, i've read that on several sites and haven't been able to muster a response. was waiting for the march 19 blogswarm to do so, actually.

in the meantime, as a vet of panama and desert storm, allow me to say, simply....


SuLee said...

Let's see, in about a year he WILL be out of a job, right?

And I don't see how all the troops can be out of Iraq by then.

How many times has the Army already raised it's eligibility age (and lowered its intelligence requirements)?

Long about January of '09, I'd say the Army and the Bushmonkey look like a match made in freakin' heaven!