Barksdale Air Force Base
Bossier City, Louisiana
October 29, 2008
One of my favorite television programs is "The West Wing." In one episode the President has been shot and the senior military advisors are worried that a foreign enemy might try to take advantage of the moment. When the military men ask the White House Chief of Staff what message the United States government should send out, the actor, the late John Spenser thinks for a second and says, "Don't mess with us tonight."
"Don't mess with us" was just what I was thinking when I visited the museum at Barksdale Air Force Base. East of Bossier City, Barksdale is the home of the Eighth Air Force. The slogan of the museum is "Come see the Might in the Mighty Eighth."