President Bush spoke to troops in Afghanistan yesterday and said he wished he could join them:
“I must say, I’m a little envious,” Bush said. “If I were slightly younger and not employed here, I think it would be a fantastic experience to be on the front lines of helping this young democracy succeed.”
“It must be exciting for you … in some ways romantic, in some ways, you know, confronting danger. You’re really making history, and thanks,” Bush said.
Mr. President, the idea that there’s anything romantic about war pretty much died with Ernest Hemingway. It’s a nasty, brutal job but I’m sure that, to a man, every one of those troops would tell you that they’d rather be somewhere else.
Or, as one of my co-bloggers at The Liberty Papers puts it, President Bush is a liar and a coward.