Could be worse

Ralph Peters urges forbearance:
But pity Ms. Rice. Like the president she serves, she’s a victim of her class. Nobody in the inner circle of Team Obama has served in uniform.  It shows.  That bit about serving with “honor and distinction” is the sort of perfunctory catch-phrase politicians briefly don as electoral armor.  (“At this point in your speech, ma’am, devote one sentence to how much you honor the troops.”)
I actually believe that Ms. Rice was kind of sincere, in her spectacularly oblivious way.  In the best Manchurian Candidate manner, she said what she had been programmed to say by her political culture, then she was blindsided by the firestorm she ignited by scratching two flinty words together.  At least she didn’t blame Bergdahl’s desertion on a video.


DL Sly said...

But, I bet they blame it Bush before it's all said and done.

Grim said...

Peters is right. "But I don't understand! People always love it when you praise the troops."

E Hines said...

At least she didn’t blame Bergdahl’s desertion on a video.

The Taliban hadn't released the video, yet. Now they have.

I'm also (not favorably) impressed at how Obama and his inner circle actually thought they'd get accolades for getting Bergdahl back and that no one would care about the price.

Eric Hines

Cass said...

Moral approval/worth among these folks seems to be related more to tribal loyalty than to principle.

Bergdahl was military, therefore they expected unconditional approval of anything he did.