Dubya is no Bill Pullman
From the always trenchant Democratic Underground's "Top Ten Conservative Idiots", we have this:
War is hell. Unless you're George W. Bush, in which case it's a fantastic, romantic experience that we should all be envious of.C'mon, Georgie, you can't let anyone stop you from doing your duty. Hell, you're a goddamn fighter pilot (even if they yanked your flight certificate), and if Bill Pullman can hop in a jet and go after those nasty aliens, surely you can do the same and blow those Mooooslim Terra-ists to Kingdom Come and save the world.... Go for it, big boy!
I'm not kidding. Here he is taking part in a teleconference with military personnel in Afghanistan last week:Of course, when George was slightly younger and not employed as President of the United States, he did have an opportunity to confront danger and have a fantastic romantic experience on the front lines in Vietnam. Yet, for some reason, he chose not to go. Funny how that works."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.
The good guys never get hit, even by a whole platoon of baddies all firing fully automatic weapons ... and if they do manage to scorch you, don't worry: It's just a movie, you'll be ready to fly another mission in the next blockbuster, "DuRambo: The Iranian Affair."