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Thursday, January 01, 2009
“Being that the Marine Corps can be sent anywhere in the world with the snap of his fingers, nobody has confidence in this guy as commander in chief,” said one lance corporal who asked not to be identified.
That's not (necessarily) my Jonathan Lee being quoted, but apparently it reflects the views of a lot of military personnel (a strong working majority, if the "pessimistics" and the "uncertains" were to form a coalition).