Whenever I thought about the guy, I assumed that Mayor Bloomberg might be intelligent. I have discovered that he is not, after reading this quote:
“You have your job because there are young men and women who have been giving their lives overseas for the last two-hundred plus years so that we would have freedom of the press and we go after the terrorists.”
He was attempting, and failing, to defend New York police activities, which targeted anything and anyone connected to Islam. He is, quite simply, a politician pandering to the masses.
I have served in the military overseas—supposedly to make the world safe for democracy and or Coca-Cola—and I have studied history (after the fact). I believe that this guy has never served in the military, at home or abroad. I do not feel that my service gives anyone the right to “go after terrorist” by shadowing mostly innocent citizens. This guy is one more, in a cast of thousands, which is trying to seed fear in an already gun-shy population.
One would hope for better leaders and better government, but that is one illusion for which I do not fall…
Prior to writing novels, the author enjoyed a multifaceted career: from decorated combat aviator to advertising professional to global communications director of a major consumer brand. He has traveled the world and met sports, film and television stars, political leaders, and royalty. He graduated from Middlebury College, is married, lives in Germany, and has two grown children.