I spent six months on active duty in the U.S. Army 63 years ago as part of my six-year National Guard obligation, and I even have an Honorable Discharge to prove it, but I have not in general been a strong supporter of America’s military adventures. Indeed, I think the last deployment of forces that I wholeheartedly approved of was World War II. Nevertheless, I have to confess that I was not only appalled and disgusted but also offended by Trump’s labeling of soldiers as suckers and fallen or captured soldiers as losers. Will it make any difference? I don’t know, although it wouldn’t hurt for some of these unnamed sources to go public with their recollections.
What a pitiful, damaged, pathetic human being he is! As I am sure you know, I am not of a religious turn of mind, but I could be persuaded by an act of divine intervention, perhaps in the form of a terminal case of the coronavirus.