Tuesday, September 9, 2014
'Boots on the Ground' / It's time to retire that term - don't you think?
Yes, I am straying somewhat from the theme of my blog; but sometimes I just like to write about what’s on my mind.
Am I the only one who is getting kind of tired of the continually used cliché: “Boots on the Ground?” The President persistently uses the term, as well as his spokespeople. I guess they think it makes them look like one of the boys – tough guys. I don’t think so. How about switching to ‘ground troops’ or something similar?
I’m no artist, although I wish I was; but I imagined a cartoon-like drawing showing hard-boiled combat troops, preparing for deployment, fitting themselves with pink ballet slippers. Well, I googled ‘images’ and I couldn’t find a drawing exactly like that. However, I did find one that was on topic. Hope you enjoy it. And, I extend a kind thank you to the artist.
And, for our ground troops who are on the ground, even though the Commander-in-Chief doesn’t like to admit it, stay safe and God bless.