Friday, March 14, 2008

War is....romantic?

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. You're really making history, and thanks.

- President Bush 3/13/08 - via teleconference to US Military in Afghanistan

This is actually a very funny statement. Considering when he was younger he took great pains to miss his opportunity to have the fantastic experience to be on the front lines of helping a young democracy in Southeast Asia. I doubt very seriously that if he had asked to go they would have turned him down. Okay, it's funny only if you've got Eric Cartman's sense of humor.

Very few people that have loped off to war would call it fantastic or romantic. All exciting, you know, confronting danger. Just like Rambo or Team America. The sad part was he was serious.

And this man half the country thought he would make a great Commander-in-Chief. Twice.

1 comment:

lady tee said...

Hey...talk to the people in YOUR state! We didn't vote for him in Boston.

Flowers are romantic. Running off to live in some foreign country for a year is romantic. Long walks on that proverbial beach...romantic.

Post traumatic stress disorder, not so much.
Seeing people's bodies mangled on a regular basis, again not so much.
Living in constant fear for your life, not in my romance book