Arnold should stay in Asia

John Seiler:

Arnold’s on a six-day junket to Asia. He should stay there. He’s done enough damage to California. His absence delays a deal on the budget — which already is 10 weeks late — but so what. We’re better off without a budget and letting the next governor sort it out.

By the way, why didn’t Arnold serve in the U.S. military in Vietnam? He came to America in the late 1960s, when the war was raging. The military allows foreigners to serve. When I was in the U.S. Army, 1978-82, I knew a German of about Arnold’s age who joined the Army around 1965 and stayed in.

Arnold presents a macho figure on screen, playing characters like the soldiers in “Commando” and “Predator.” He also has been a big supporter of our presidents who have taken us to war, especially the two Bushes. In his stock speech circa 2003-05, he also used to praise Nixon, who continued the Nam war. So, why didn’t Arnold join the Army or the Marines under Nixon and go into combat? Why is he just another chickenhawk?

Before he came to America, in the early 1960s he did serve briefly in the Austrian army after he was drafted. But although the Austrians once were formidable warriors, after World War II they were disarmed. When Arnold was in it, the Austrian army couldn’t have defeated a troop of American cub scouts.

No wonder he couldn’t stare down the Democrats in the Legislature about wild spending and taxing.

Terminator? Wimpinator.

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