You’re either on the bus or off the bus.
Just rip Adam’s fig leaf right off!
Mogo, I was just a kid when the Viet Nam ended and Saigon fell. But I’ve since heard that rich kids were highly likely to get deferrals. Kids without connected parents were not going to get out of it no matter what they told the draft board. (Bone spurs wasn’t gonna get them a break.) How did it look to you from the inside?
Hi Tim Bob. Thank you for sharing how your experience influenced your perspective. One difference between GW1 and GW2 was the media access. GW1 had Wolf Blitzer reporting live as Scud Missiles were targeting the troops. GW2 was going to be a long slog from the start. The media wasn’t given the same level of access and they couldn’t really convey the same sense of danger and sacrifice as they could with GW1. After Saddam was capture, it was implied by the DoD that the mission had been completed. Meanwhile, the more strategic battle in Afghanistan was heating up. But it was only lightly covered. The DoD and the B2 administration soft-peddled it. The media had little concrete information to report. It was not something the TV watching public had reason to think about. We have had generational turn-over since GW1. Is it any wonder most Americans can’t understand what it is like for troops on active duty in hostile lands?
I saw a man and a dog playing checkers in the park. I said “That’s a pretty smart dog you’ve got there.” The man replied “I don’t know about that. I beat him four games out of five.”
It’s been a lonnnng time since it was just a game of catch. We played competitive Ultimate Frisbee in the early 1980s.
What else is that in the bottle?
the Demon has been released from the briefcase and is seeking a new vessel for this universe. Why, Hello Rosemary!
Rosemary works in my office. Haven’t caught her in actual cannibalism. But she has the same effect on everyone who encounters her. Thankfully, there isn’t a Scotty here.