I'm going to cite a paragraph from a certain Senatorial campaign's press release. Close your eyes, read it to yourself (okay, maybe don't close your eyes then), and imagine someone like this actually being seated in the Senate:
You Have Not Earned the Right to Question _________âs Recollections of War â So Just Shut Up
__________ and his campaign hit men this week chose to again attack ________ and his military experiences, this time by taking passages from ____âs novels to try to suggest that the explicit war time experiences ____ writes about are demeaning and repugnant. [Ed: Oops! Forgot to redact a couple!]
Perhaps if you had read Webbâs book, you would not be so quick to take his experiences and attempt to twist them for selfish, personal, political gain. Perhaps if you had purchased Webbâs books and at least read about these types of atrocities, you would not have been so gung ho about blindly following the misguided and malfeasant actions of another man who did not witness firsthand the ugliness of war, George W. Bush.