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.