posted on Jul, 25 2003 @ 02:03 PM
....being the obvious choice for president.
But qualification is needed: 'Military Man' is too broad a label. Someone coming into public life shortly after their military life would be a
horrible choice, as has been painfully illustrated in this administration with Thomas White and Powell. While Powell had great bipartisan respect
prior to the 2000 election and was courted by both parties upon his military retirement, he's proved himself a horrible politico who will stay the
company script as opposed to being truthful.
I'm in favor of all that truly served, GW Bush does not fit in that category. Had he actually gone through a boot camp, been torn down and rebuilt,
served a tour of duty and been accountable for others lives, he might have at least one redeemable quality today - or had been a friendly fire
casualty, a win win no matter how you slice it!
So yes, someone who did serve has a grasp of life that some of us got growing up, some of us got it in the Military....I was fortunate enough to get
it from both. But they need that buffer of time to see the public sector for what it is and understand first hand the ugliness, pettyness and
depravity that makes up society - instead of being shell shocked coming off the military idealism.
Seeing how screwed up the country will be in 2004, John Kerry or Dean and Wes Clark are a shoe in.