Patriot is as patriot does. I am a patriot, but I earned my right to call myself a patriot. I served four year to the day in the Air Force and I have an Honorable Discharge to prove it. The Air Force knew where I was everyday for four years. I was never AWOL, Absent With Out Leave. No disciplinary problems like an Article 15. No Brig time. I spent two year in Asia, 18 months in Okinawa and 6 months in Korat, Thailand, and I delivered bombs to the flight line for the first flights into North Vietnam in March of 1965 in The Rolling Thunder Bombing that went on until 1973.
George Bush on the other hand was AWOL for six months and nobody seemed to notice. Oh yeah, there is one record showing that he had a dental appointment during the six months he was Absent Without Leave, AWOL.
Nobody but a rich kid of a high power Father in Government could get that situation fixed.
So, who is a Patriot?
I can also tell you this. When I got to Korat Thailand, it took my twenty year old eyes one minute to see that we Americans were underestimating the South East Asians, our American eyes saw these people as weak and just a little stupid because they were slight and were dressed like scarecrows, but to my eyes they looked as Okinawans looked in close quarters. I could see that these people were tougher, smarter and much more principled than we thought they were by mile or two. And my eyes were right.
We are going to lose the War in Iraq for the same reason?
Rolling Thunder, Vietnam War?