In the Line of F******IRE.
“Humility must always be the portion of any man who receives acclaim earned in the blood of his followers and the sacrifices of his friends.” -- Dwight D. Eisenhower
In 2001 General went to Washington and signed up as voluntary Soldier in the war on Terror. Five years later General went to Cuba and signed up for a book writers club (Chavez is also publishing his book) and Devil bashing brigade.
Part of the General's book describes his version of few of the important events in Indo-Pak relations, the most appalling version is about Kargil heights. Instead of accepting the fact that their adventure in heights of Kargil were strategic and tactical mistake and learning to be humble and wiser with experience, which gave his country a bloody nose and earned nothing but shame, such a shame that they disowned their valorous Sons, who gave their life for his fancy, a shame that they didn’t even gave their soldiers their due or a honorable burial. He chooses to stand up in middle of important summit to pump his chest for all the imaginary triumph and point to others for the misery of his nation and choices made by his Nation, a Nation which otherwise that nation has great potential.
While it gave extremist among us one more reason to believe that the foundation of the land across the border is based on Stacks of lies.
If Humility is a small portion of General, then Optimism is other big portion. I think the General should be given another medal to pin on his chest, just for showing optimism.
I also have a growing belief that each time the good sensible people on this part of border were standing up with Olive branch, the General’s time-bomb choose to defuse. The General claims that he learnt the power of truth during one of his school boy misadventures, but I don’t think he took his lesson seriously.
I also don’t think he is fan of Spiderman, otherwise he would have understood … “With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility” and he is no more a student of Forman Christian College, but a General and President of a Nation.
While you chew on “Facts” in General’s current book, I am awaiting for his sequel titled “Confessions of Bounty Hunter” – Published by Pentagon press.