Bush: Sky Pilot *

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"He smiles at the young soldiers
Tells them it's alright
He knows of their fear
In the forthcoming fight.

Soon there'll be blood
And many will die
Mothers and Fathers
Back home they will cry".

Sky Pilot"

                                                            Eric Burdon and the Animals, February 1968

For the Bushes and the Rumsfelds, this is a grand imperial adventure, with press-conference posturing and wonderful photo-ops, like the president's "Top Gun" moment on the deck of the aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln.

For the youngsters condemned to the shooting gallery, it's a fearful exercise in survival in a conflict that has never been adequately explained   Bog Herbert, NY Times, 7/31/03



may be that in modern America, style trumps substance. Here's what Tom DeLay, the House majority leader, said in a speech last week: "To gauge just how out of touch the Democrat leadership is on the war on terror, just close your eyes and try to imagine Ted Kennedy landing that Navy jet on the deck of that aircraft carrier." . . .: Mr. DeLay apparently believes that the nation will trust a man, independent of the facts, because he looks good dressed up as a pilot. But it's possible that he's right.  Krugman, NY Times 7/29/03