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Wiser in Battle: A Soldier’s Story

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As you know Scott McClellan has been getting a lot of press for his traitorous memoirs of life in the Bush administration.  However, if you’re looking for some good summer reading a much better choice is General Ricardo Sanchez’s Wiser in Battle.

In it he talks of a tough no-nonsense President who won’t take no for an answer when freedom is concerned. 

During a videoconference with his national security team and generals, Sanchez writes, Bush launched into what he described as a “confused” pep talk:

“Kick ass!” he quotes the president as saying. “If somebody tries to stop the march to democracy, we will seek them out and kill them! We must be tougher than hell! This Vietnam stuff, this is not even close. It is a mind-set. We can’t send that message. It’s an excuse to prepare us for withdrawal.”

“There is a series of moments and this is one of them. Our will is being tested, but we are resolute. We have a better way. Stay strong! Stay the course! Kill them! Be confident! Prevail! We are going to wipe them out! We are not blinking!”

That’s Knute Rockne stuff.  Now I’ll be the first to admit that I don’t actually read the boosk I review.  I simply do not enjoy reading.  However, reading the patriotic war stories of somebdoy who fought the war on terror on the frontlines just sounds like good Summer reading to me.



Written by thatsrightnate

June 2, 2008 at 7:22 pm

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