Just minutes before announcing that he has given himself a Leave of Absence, Tom came out swinging against a legion of Brian Williams haters. These haters are deadenders from the Katie Couric days.
What, Tom asks, is more American than a little embellishment. Veterans tell war stories of great bravery and danger. Fishermen talk lustily about the big one that got away. Politicians impress us with their courage under fire on the tarmac in Bosnia. Tom may even have embellished slightly his exploits with Lindsay Lohan.
In fact Tom announced that during his leave, he will be roaming the plains of Iraq and Syria ready and willing to stand up alone against the Islamic State.