Patriotism = Death

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution's resident-Robert-Novak interprets Obama's discourse on patriotism as "bribing veterans":

It is ultimately not about presidents and generals performing roles. It’s about the sons and daughters of America and of our national honor and ultimately, of course, about national security and the world our children will inherit.

Patriotism in a president is not about calling ordinary soldiers heroes. It is not about giving them things of material value. Nor is it about putting them on an exit plane while the people they betrayed watch in horror at the emptiness of our promises. It’s about making it possible for those who answered their country’s call to duty to look themselves in the mirror for the rest of their lives.

Yeah... under current circumstances, that's not a lot of time to look in that mirror.

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