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Decision Deficit Disorder

dahni Wrote: Dec 15, 2012 4:27 PM
I sometimes wonder what the 'wonder posting people' are thinking when they clutter the forum with cut and paste rants. Then when I think a little bit, I realize that that is most likely the best thinking they can do. Hooray for cut and paste.

QUANTICO, VA -- Until I joined the Fourth Estate, it was my experience that most soldiers, sailors, airmen, guardsmen and Marines usually eschewed contact with members of the media. Regard for the potentates of the press used to be about equal to that of chiggers, ticks, scorpions and fire ants. When I was on active duty, I had an aerosol can of bug spray hand-labeled: "Reporter Repellant." And if a military person had to co-habit space with any of these assorted insects, the last thing anyone wanted to do was to discuss politics. Things have changed.

Shortly before the presidential...