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Deep Thoughts From Tom Cotton
As is now a long-standing tradition in the Coup Klux Klan, grade inflation and resume padding comes home to roost for yet another neocon wanna be liar on the road to the 2024 Goat Rodeo:
“…The junior senator from Arkansas’ service record resurfaced on Saturday after Salon published a story about his past congressional campaign advertisements and statements. According to the report, Cotton and his campaign described Cotton as having “Volunteered to be an Army Ranger,” a term traditionally reserved for soldiers who served with the 75th Ranger Regiment based out of Fort Benning, Georgia.
“The 75th Ranger Regiment requires its soldiers to complete its own eight-week selection process. Upon completing the course, soldiers are allowed to wear a distinctive tan beret with their uniform.
Cotton, however, did not serve in the 75th Ranger Regiment. He attended the US Army’s Ranger School, a roughly eight-week leadership course that teaches service members light-infantry tactics. The school is open to volunteers from all of the US military’s branches, including the Air Force, Navy, and Marine Corps. Ranger School graduates are allowed to affix a “Ranger tab” – a symbol denoting the completion of the course – on their uniforms.
Look, this doesn’t diminish the Ranger School he did attend, but it isn’t the same thing as being a Ranger. It’s like bragging, “I was at Sinatra’s last live show” and leaving out the part that it was Frank Sinatra Junior.
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