Nonetheless, my intent is not to question the president's decision. My intent is to question his selection of a word in his televised statement. That word is "right," as in (paraphrased): Reid has always been on the "right" side of history.
If the president's interpretation of right is defined as correct, I must object.
Is this the right side of history?
The war in Iraq is lost. The surge will not work. Non-germane "pork" is essential to Department of Defense funding. Excessive spending on defense department items that the department did not want or need. And, also, the mandated and secretive process to establish a right to health care and insurance.
The president, Reid and I, as a retired master sergeant of the U.S. Air Force, took the same oath of office, which contains words such as preserve, protect, defend, foreign and domestic. Those words are not, and should not be, ambiguous. The president, Reid and others have violated that oath by circumventing or ignoring those words.
Arthur K. Smith