I can't respect people--whether they're "on the ground" or not--if they knowingly spread lies about my President.You are new here. Learn who's who before you start disrespecting guys who are on the ground. Thank you.
President Bush never once declared victory in Iraq. He said major combat operations were over. There's a vast difference, and anyone with even a smidgen of military knowledge would understand this.
I can't overlook dishonesty anymore. If someone wants me to respect him, he has to be scrupulously honest with me.
I don't think it's too much to ask, even if someone says he's "on the ground" in Basra.