I hadn’t thought of it that way, Tom Gregg.
You make an excellent point, which is why Trump appropriating the Army for his show disturbed me.
How funny I should be writing this with footage of the Bastille Day parade in the background as I’m in Paris at the moment… Giving the French people a chance to meet their Army is exactly what the parade is about.
Personally, seeing military hardware on the streets has always disturbed me, from as far as I can remember. To a little French kid, it was a solemn and terrifying occasion and I still cringe every year.
Now this makes me wonder whether I’d have reacted differently to the July 4 parade had the president been anyone other than Trump.
Thanks for giving my brain a jolt here, it’s always most welcome.