supporting the troops
so this week we're in the midst of an embarrassing-to-both-us-and-to-the-president fuck-up committed by no one else but military personnel, albeit about whom, according to the hare-brained and hair-triggered rightie nut jobs, we're all supposed to be so supportive without qualification or limit. (seems there was a little pajama party in a cartegena "zona del tolerancia" where the tolerance, unfortunately, could not be extended for not paying the bill at the end of the party, and here we have it).
so what's the president's supposed anti-military stance?
why, the president unequivocally stands behind the military (who have betrayed him in this one tiny and not significantly significant case, by the way) and insists that he has full confidence in the secret service and their armed services personnel regardless.
good for the POTUS.
i have confidence, too.
this is a team effort. our armed forces do yeoman's work each and every day. today, thanks to supposed lefty chickens like niki tsongas, barry o, and others, and NOT the previous cowboy administration who threw them into harms way, we have things like armored humvees and body-armored soldiers where once we had our men and women riding around ostensibly naked to IED's and enemy snipers in places destabilized by a supposedly right rightie commander in chief in the first place.
no, barry ain't perfect. it was dubya's timetable to leave iraq he used, and he's certainly done very little to improve the morass into which our men and women in uniform have been thrown to toil and lose their lives and limbs.
but he ain't what the hare-brained and hair-triggered rightie nut jobs say he is by any stretch of a reasonable imagination, and folks gotta get some perspective on that. this stuff in columbia is, in a real sense, boys being boys, (and i don't mean that in a dismissive or to-be-taken-lightly sense, but, rather, in a juvenile delinquents being juvenilely delinquent sense), and it's gotta get cleaned up in-house exactly as the president is insisting it be.
the us armed forces? i'm with the commander in chief: they're awesome. end of sentence. no qualification. awesome.