Friday, October 31, 2003

Pres. Bush Skips Soldiers Funerals

Veterans are beginning to take notice that President Bush has not attended a single one of the funerals being held for the deceased soldiers coming back from Iraq and Afghanistan.

As AlterNet notes:

Increasingly, this proclivity on the part of President Bush to avoid the normal duty of a commander-in-chief to honor dead soldiers is causing rising irritation among some veterans and their families who have noticed what appears to be a historically anomalous slight.

The President certainly can't attend all or most of the funerals simply because there are too darn many of them. He has honored soldiers in his remarks but it bothers me that the commander-in-chief is spending so much time raising millions for his campaign while families bury their dead in silence.

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