Yesterday, I decided that George W.'s new quasi-military jacket was an attempt to brand him as America's New-&-Improved Eisenhower.
In today's NYT, Maureen Dowd reaches the same conclusion:
The president loves dressing up to play soldier. To rally Camp Pendleton marines facing extended deployments in Iraq, he got gussied up in an Ike D-Day-style jacket, with epaulets and a big presidential seal on one lapel and his name and "Commander in Chief" on the other.
When he really had a chance to put on a uniform and go someplace where the enemy was invisible and there was no exit strategy and our government was not leveling with us about how bad it was, W. wasn't so high on the idea. But now that it's just a masquerade - giving a morale boost to troops heading off someplace where the enemy's invisible and there's no exit strategy and the government's not leveling with us about how bad it is - hey, man, it's cool. LINK
Today, I predict that Army Spc. Thomas Wilson, of the 278th Regimental Combat Team that is comprised mainly of citizen soldiers of the Tennessee Army National Guard (who stood up to Donald Rumsfeld) will be vilified in the MSM (mainstream media) if the story doesn't disappear down the Memory Hole by Sunday Talk Showtime.
Time will tell if I am right or I am wrong.