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Friday, August 04, 2006
The Forgotten War
A must read op/ed in the NYTimes today, about a soldier's remains being escorted from Boston to Washington on a commercial flight.

George Bush hasn't attended a single military funeral, saying it's not fair to attend one if he can't attend them all.

On that I have two comments:
1. Do you think there's really a military family that would be jealous that Bush went to another serviceman's funeral? Of course not. It would be a sign of respect and gratitude to all of them.
2. The real reason he won't do it is because it would be big television news, and bring the war home to people, as this piece does somewhat, further eroding any remaining political backing for Bush's misguided war.
posted by CB @ 12:23 PM  
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