Wednesday, June 29, 2005
Retired But Served in Desert Shield, Desert Storm and Afghanistan: Karl's Comments Appalling, Bush Speech Foolish
I am completely appalled by Karl Rove's comments. He opposes freedom of speech.
My family has fought in every war this country has ever had and I am a proud liberal. I myself have been involved in Desert Shield, Desert Storm Operation, and other operations pertaining to Iraq from the beginning until the injury (noncombat) that lead to my eventual retirement. I was involved in operations against Afghanistan. My assignments at [withheld] Turkey, [withheld] UK and [withheld] SC provided me with these opportunities.
I have 2 achievement medals commending my actions at classified locations. I'm one of many who have more time in a tent than Bush has in the ANG. He is wrong. His speech was foolish. Giving it at a location where people were ordered not to boo him and to applaud shows rank cowardice. By landing on a military base and never leaving it, he proved he is afraid to face the public.