An iconic paragon of Dad Fashion, New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick is inspiring complaints from the Left for sporting a supposedly controversial t-shirt while on vacation in Nantucket this week.
A play on the popular "Life is good" brand, the shirt reads "Life is great" and shows a soldier and his military dog chasing down an armed man in a turban.
The shirts have a special significance, as Tom Shattuck of the Boston Herald described:
The shirts are sold on a site called www.tridentk9.org, run by Jim Amann, now a deputy sheriff in Los Angeles. Amann is a former Navy SEAL who was deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan with his military dog Rocky. Amman's company, Trident K9 LLC, provides police and military K9 equipment and training, as well as the light-hearted shirt Belichick was sporting yesterday.
As Amann describes it, the shirt "tells a cartoon story of a deployment in Afghanistan where SEAL operators are chasing bad guys." The website suggests wearing the shirt to "celebrate the end of Osama Bin Laden."
So let's cut off the whining just as swiftly as Belichick might cut off a pair of sleeves.
In an article titled "Bill Belichick's Off-Season Look Is Basically Breitbart in Margaritaville," Esquire writer Luke O'Neil called the shirt "political" and asked, "Watching a dog maul a brown-skinned, presumably Muslim man, is supposed to be ... delightful?" Vice writer Sean Newell implied the shirt was "offensive."
"It reminds me of that video of a police dog mauling a Black man," media personality Tariq Nasheed tweeted.
But life is, in fact, "great" when our country's brave military ends the lives of terrorists, particularly the one depicted on this t-shirt. More people should take a page out of Belichick's playbook and celebrate the men and women who serve this country by putting their lives on the line every day to fight our enemies.
Emily Jashinsky is a commentary writer for the Washington Examiner.