Thursday, May 31, 2007

Thompson reading for the wrong role

By Libby

Here's a study in contrasts for you. Take first the words of a man who has never fought a war except in his imagination.
I can tell you, our response would look nothing like Israel's restrained and pinpoint reactions to daily missile attacks from Gaza. We would use whatever means necessary to win the war. There would likely be numerous casualties on our enemy's side, but we would rightfully hold those who attacked us responsible.

...Imagine what it would be like to live, knowing that a rocket could fall on you or your children at any minute. Half of those who live nearest to Gaza have fled their homes. Those remaining are traumatized by daily warning sirens and explosions.

The irony is that Israel has the military might to easily win the war that is being waged against them today. They haven't used that might, in the past, out of compassion for Palestinian civilians and because it could trigger a wider regional conflict.
No, it's not Bush. It's another ego-maniac who wants to act out the role of war president, Fred Thompson.

Constrast the vapid, chest thumping arrogance of Thompson to these observations from a man forced to live out that other draft dodger's delusions of grandeur.
I came here as part of the first wave of this so called “troop surge”, but so far it has effectively done nothing to quell insurgent violence. I have seen the rise in violence between the Sunni and Shiite.

...Why are we here when this country still to date does not want us here? Why does our president’s personal agenda consume him so much, that he can not pay attention to what is really going on here?

...Now I am still here in this country wondering why, and having to pick up the pieces of what is left of my friend in our room. I would just like to know what is the true reason we are here? This country poses no threat to our own. So why must we waste the lives of good men on a country that does not give a damn about itself? Most of my friends here share my views, but do not have the courage to say anything.
"Donald C. Hudson Jr. is a private assigned to the 1st Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division." He is currently serving in Baghdad, where the generals are claiming progress is being made.

Republicans have a problem if this is what it takes to win the nomination. In a field where the bar is already set pretty damn low with candidates trying to out-do each other with their own versions of war porn, the professional pretender Thompson may well be the best the GOP has to offer, but he's not the best America could do. Especially since he appears to believe the role should be interpreted exactly as it has been, only as an even bigger Dick.

Maybe somebody should tell him the people did a rewrite on that role in 06 and he still has the old script.

[thanks to My Musings for the link]

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