Even CNN is shocked by this cynical manipulation of American soldiers. Let’s see, how did they do this? First we go looking for National Guard soldiers who are stiil basically civilians and probably less inclined to the kinds of suicidal and nihilistic behavior which make Regulars unreliable in political matters. (generals excepted).
Then you go through the available population looking for sycophants and Bush loyalists like the sergeant who pled for recognition as having been in New York when the president told Bin Laden that his days were numbered.
Then you have various colonels and generals stand around to make sure no one misbehaves. Then you have some "wag the dog" creature coach them.
Most of these brave souls believe in the holiness of their mission. God Bless Them.
This is wrong. The American citizen soldier should not be treated this way.
Watch "Rome" on HBO and you will see where we are headed.