Monday, December 11, 2006

Talking to the troops

I was watching Hannity and Colmes and he had some film of him talking to some troops at some base camp in Iraq. He touted it as "unscripted and candid".

Sure.

Since they don't have to worry about draftees who don't give a shit whether they ever make E4 or not, the military probably does allow more of a free access to troops than they used to.

When I was on a ship off the beach in vietnam we sometimes had journalists come out to the ship. We were told ahead of time that we were not, under any circumstances to initiate conversation with the reporters. If we were going to be allowed to submit to an interview we'd be notified. If we took it upon ourselves we could count on a Captian's Mast on some trumped up charge in retaliation.

Since today's miltary has a very high percentage of troops who are afraid to rock the boat they might be allowed more open access than they used to be, I don't know. But I think Hannity has to be very naive to actually believe that.

But then he's one of those warriors who had more important things to do than serve in the military maybe he really is that naive.


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