Friday, March 19, 2004
That's the only word to describe it.
Bush struts around in military garb to make himself look macho.
Well, you know what? No President in the History of the United States has EVER given a speech in military garb.
Eisenhower didn't, and he was a five-star general.
Neither did Grant, Jackson, Taylor, T. Roosevelt, or any of our other Presidents who were REAL war heroes.
And that Precedent was established by General Washington, who was asked to give a speech in his uniform and refused.
See, Washington thought it was important to establish a cardinal principle: The President of the United States is a civilian. And in THIS country the CITIZENS rule. NOT the military. Washington thought that was important. So important that he considered it wrong for ANY President of the United States to walk around in uniform.
Foreign leaders and dictators, like Hussein, give speeches in military garb. NOT United States Presidents. Not even Presidents who EARNED the uniform.
And the first President of the United States - the ONLY President of the United States - to BREAK this tradition and this precedent was never a General, never an Admiral, never even a soldier.?
And to see him strut around in a uniform he didn't earn when even WASHINGTON refused to wear one -
well, frankly, it's beyond sickening.