Wednesday, February 7, 2018

“I Want A Parade”

There’s nothing like a big demonstration of military might and warmongering to remind the world that we love peace and brotherhood.

Trump’s vision of soldiers marching and tanks rolling down the boulevards of Washington is moving closer to reality in the Pentagon and White House, where officials say they have begun to plan a grand military parade later this year showcasing the might of America’s armed forces.

Trump has long mused publicly and privately about wanting such a parade, but a Jan. 18 meeting between Trump and top generals in the Pentagon’s tank — a room reserved for top-secret discussions — marked a tipping point, according to two officials briefed on the planning.

Surrounded by the military’s highest-ranking officials, including Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Joseph F. Dunford Jr., Trump’s seemingly abstract desire for a parade was suddenly heard as a presidential directive, the officials said.

“The marching orders were: I want a parade like the one in France,” said a military official who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the planning discussions are supposed to remain confidential. “This is being worked at the highest levels of the military.”

Just like in France?  Like these guys?

2 barks and woofs on ““I Want A Parade”

  1. All this ego-boosting will tear up Pennsylvania Avenue and cost millions to repair. Not to mention the cost of transporting Abram tanks and all the artillery from various outposts. But if the taxpayers foot the bill it’s no skin off Schlump’s hide. Maybe he’ll have a gold braid trimmed uniform and rows of fake medals for the occasion.

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