While in college he was in the ROTC. He volunteered to serve in the U.S. Army in Vietnam. He was awarded the Silver Star and the Bronze Star. A grenade blew off both his legs and his right arm. After returning home for therapy, he served in several public offices in Georgia, and in 1996 was elected to the U.S. Senate as a Democrat. He was considered a moderate. What an amazing set of heroic accomplishments!
*While watching the Packers-Vikings game and reading-viewing after-game accounts, I am amazed at how much was made of Brett Favre's great game and how little was made of Aaron Rodgers miraculous game. Yes, Favre is an all-time great quarterback and he had a very good game. But Favre was not sacked or even touched during the entire game. Any NFL quarterback would have a good game under those conditions, and Favre has the best running back in the League in his backfield.
Roman Polansky, noted film producer-director, enticed, drugged, raped a 13-year-old girl. After being charged in court, he fled the U.S. After all these years he was taken into custody by Swiss officials in Zurich. The U.S. wants him extradicted.
Pat Tillman was a tough-tough defender in the National Football League. He feared no man. When he enlisted to become a Ranger in Afghanistan, it surprised many. He was making multi-millions of dollars as a pro football player. No one can question Pat Tillman's courage and service to his country.
As President Obama carefully considers our role and mission in Afghanistan, I express my appreciation to him for giving proper time and thought to this extremely important subject. The horrible mistakes and proactive bumbling by the Bush administration must no longer be tolerated.