The now-late Jim was livid. He had flown over 150 missions in Vietnam as a highly educated flyboy – though not proud of it – but he loved his country.
Upon seeing footage of turbaned Afghanis pointing bazookas at the newsmen’s camera and making threats against the U.S., Jim reddened with rage and railed accordingly:
“You mean to tell me this freak in a circus costume is over there telling ME I’d better watch out?”
Jim paused, seeming nearly ready to spit fire, quickly launching into a Taliban-ripping riposte: “I think they need to go over there and f---ing ERADICATE it!”