Bush: Sky Pilot *
SEE ALSO: Bush Daddy Helps W. Become Sky Pilot
"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".
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
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