by somebody who’s been, you know, in combat–unlike the Ruling Class chickenhawks who send other people to die and view our troops as infinitely manipulable lab rats for their social theorizing.
The basic notion of the Left in power, when it comes to having command of the military is, “Ooh! Fun! Somebody I can just… *do* things to and they *have* to obey! A toy set *and* a laboratory! Goody!” Our system of checks and balances in civil life is a frustration to the Left (hence the calls for getting rid of the Constitution from the NY Times). But with the military, the Left enjoys the absolute power it would really like to impose on the rest of us if it could.