Thursday, December 01, 2005

Who's Military?

As you undoubtedly know, Bush is in a major league bubble, only talking to those in the administration. Publically, he's restricted his speechifyin' to the military....lots of uniforms in the background. I hadn't really thought about it much beyond the bubbleness until I read this exchange in Froomkin's column this morning:
"ROBERT DALLEK, PRESIDENTIAL HISTORIAN: Franklin Roosevelt during World War II, Harry Truman during Korea. They didn't go to military bases to contest what opponents were saying. They would make the argument in a political forum or in a speech before Congress, or in a State of the Union message.

"BASH: To Bush critics it is crass.

"SEN. JOHN KERRY (D), MASSACHUSETTS: The troops don't belong to his point of view. They belong to America and to Americans. They are Americans.

"BASH: The White House defends the events as wartime obligation, not opportunistic.
It really is offensive that he's using the military this way. The institution of the military is mine as much as his. To use something of mine for his own promotion pisses me off....big time.

But then...what do you expect from a narcissist? Afterall, EVERYTHING does exist exclusively for him!


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