I don't have any problem with Bush doing this, but if any of you-KROC-want to be naive enough to think he didn't do this, in part, for his re-election PR
maching, you're naively mistaken. I do think a lot of it WAS because he felt it would lift the spirits of the troops in Iraq, no doubt, and for that, he should be commended. He sent them there, and it's a great gesture to go there and eat some dinner with them. But if Hillary can go to Afghanistan to show support for the troops, the C-in-C most certainly has the right to do so.
I imagine the SS
had an absolute conniption over this visit, though. Imagine the outcry had Bush done this, and, despite the security, AF1 would have gotten shot at.
And, it makes no sense to critisize Bush for his visit, but to praise Senator Clinton for hers, nor visa-versa. Both were done for PR
, and both were done also for concern of troops. If either side critisizes Bush or Clinton, and not both, they're hypocrites. To me, neither deserves criticism.