Monday, November 21, 2005
Proper Image for a Wartime President
When I saw this AP photo on the Fox News web site, I was hoping the caption under it would read "President Bush takes fashion tips from Mongolian President Nambaryn Enkhbayar". Alas, that wasn't the case.
But damn! How cool would that be?! Screw the $800 suits and striped red ties...put on a helmet and some body armor and get on a horse. Hoist a broadsword or maybe a battleaxe, and have your staff do the same.
Go around the country on horseback making speeches promoting the war on Islamofascism looking like that, and maybe people would sit up and take notice!
Just as a point of note: Mongolia may only have 160 troops in Iraq, but that makes them third in per capita troop contributions there. And during the visit, President Bush recognized two Mongolian soldiers who took out a suicide truck bomber in Iraq before he could reach a mess tent. Good on ya, guys.