Daily Mirror columnist, Tony Parsons, is a person we've periodically panned in the past. Since sometimes when he pontificates just a tad too much he can come across as a prize-sized pain in the arse.
But he does have some
good great days; thank God.
Today was one of his best.
Talk about on top form. How's this for openers?
BUSH WASN'T EVEN A FIGHTING DRUNK!
23 October 2006
GEORGE Dubya Bush says that Iraq is just like Vietnam - but how would he know?
When he had a chance to fight for his country in Vietnam he chose to lay on the floor of a bar in Dallas sucking on a bottle of tequila instead. It was a long way from Saigon.
Bush was the right age for Vietnam, but he ducked the call to arms by signing on for the soft option of the stay-at-home National Guard. Or was it the Mouseketeers?
We are cursed by a generation of leaders who have never heard a shot fired in anger. And that, more than anything, has made Iraq possible.
Would Bush have been so gung-ho about invading Iraq if he had, seen the reality of war in Vietnam, instead of the unreality of happy hour in downtown Houston?
Would Tony Blair have been so keen on sending other people's sons off to fight if he had actually seen a man die?
Wow. We wish we'd written that.
But what do we expect? Unlike John F Kennedy, or Churchill, or indeed my old man, they have no idea of the reality of war.
Bush the drunk, Blair the lawyer - what do these pampered men know about anything apart from their own privileged little worlds?
But how can a spoilt baby boomer like Blair make decisions about when to go to war? Little wonder he can't even look the loved ones of our dead soldiers in the eye.
And Bush is even worse. The leader of the western world had a chance to fight for his country and chose to crawl into a bottle.
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