Monday, June 27, 2005
Veteran and Military Journalist: We Even Vote Republican Sometimes and This is What We Get
I was with the Public Information Office of the Sixth Armored Cavalry Regiment, United States Army, during the Vietnam War. We boomer veterans resent that our patriotism is being called into question, even though we have voted Republican in some cases over the years. We are over 50 and statistics show we vote. Iraq never was the War on Terror, but it is quickly turning into Vietnam. Coming from a military journalist, everything with Bush and Karl Rove. together since their Texas days, is political spin. Anyone who does not buy into the Administration's quagmire is attacked. You have no idea the anger that is building up with conservatives, moderates and liberals all over the country over the continued evasions from the White House. You did not serve and neither did most of the neocons who got us into this failed occupation. The people that did, like Hagel, are beginning to break discipline and turn on your lies. Colin Powell warned us early. All Bush can do is go hide on a military base stage when he makes his speeches hoping the patriotism of soldiers around will rub off. . Just ask Senator McCain what the Bush campaign did to him in the South Carolina primary. Ask Max Cleland. what the same campaign did to him. Look at the Swift Boaters and what they did to John Kerry. You tell us you support the Troops, and then you cut Veterans benefits.