An e-mail from a former student popped into my in-box today. He's an officer in the U.S. Army and he's finally made it stateside after a frustrating hitch in Iraq. As noted in an earlier post, he and his troops spent their time babysitting overpaid civilian contractors. Here's the first paragraph of his message:
I have to say I was pleased, a changing of the guard at the national level. Now we just have to see if the Democrats can unscrew what W and the Republicans have done. So far the best thing that has come out of the election was Rummy quitting, or getting fired (whichever it is).There are voices on the political right who lament that we somehow “betrayed” our men and women in uniform by voting the Democrats into power. They can moan all they want. I prefer to listen to an actual soldier.
Welcome home, kid! I hope your comrades will be joining you soon.