The left in the United States has always had an uncomfortable, at best, relationship with our nation’s armed forces. Last night the official network of the American left, MSNBC, did nothing to help that trouble relationship when host Chris Matthews described the United States Military Academy at West Point as an “enemy camp.” And fellow MSNBC host Rachel Maddow agreed! Watch:

MATTHEWS: I saw if not resentment, skepticism. I didn’t see a lot of warmth in that crowd out there, uh, that the President chose to address tonight. I thought that was interesting. He went to maybe the enemy camp tonight to make his case. I mean that’s where Paul Wolfowitz used to write speeches for back in the old Bush days. That’s where he went to rabble rouse the “we’re gonna democratize the world” campaign back in ’02. Uh, so I thought it was a strange venue.

MADDOW: I think we’re… I think you’re right Chris.