- By Thomas E. RicksThomas E. Ricks covered the U.S. military from 1991 to 2008 for the Wall Street Journal and then the Washington Post. He can be reached at email@example.com.
Those funsters at D, a Dallas city magazine, saw fit to run this rib-tickling commentary, relating to welcoming home George W. Bush:
From my own experience visiting the troops in the Middle East, I can tell you this, though: despite how the conflict has been portrayed by our glorious media, if you gave any U.S. soldier a gun with two bullets in it, and he found himself in an elevator with Nancy Pelosi, Harry Reid, and Osama bin Laden, there’s a good chance that Nancy Pelosi would get shot twice, and Harry Reid and bin Laden would be strangled to death.”
I guess this was just too funny to wait for the November issue.
(This has been picked up everywhere, but a tip of the Best Defense Dick Raddatz-era Red Sox cap tip to Crittenden, who notified me first, and who also has a huge, if somewhat Anglophiliac, reading list on his site.)