Some liberal bloggers and other pundits/politicians have been complaining about Bush's "Bring it on" quote and telling us what they think the soldiers think. I thought it'd be nice to know what an actual soldier thinks so I sent an e-mail off to fellow blogger L.T. Smash, an actual soldier in Iraq.
L.T.'s response posted on his site:
Rob writes, asking what I think about these recent remarks by President Bush:Anybody who wants to harm American troops will be found and brought to justice. There are some that feel like if they attack us that we may decide to leave prematurely. They don't understand what they are talking about if that is the case. Let me finish. There are some who feel like the conditions are such that they can attack us there. My answer is, bring them on.
George W. Bush is President of the United States, and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces. He is our leader. He sets the tone for every man and woman in uniform. If the President says we are a bunch of bad-asses, then that is the attitude we will adopt. It sure beats the heck out of the alternative.
Meanwhile, President Bush is taking some heat for these remarks, being accused of using “shoot-from-the-hip lines,” with some urging him to bring the troops home “as soon as possible.”
His response: “We're not leaving until we accomplish the task.”