Sunday, November 13, 2005

Dishonoring Veterans With A Campaign Speech

Veterans' Day, a somber, yet joyous day too, from laying red. white and blue ribboned wreaths at memorial sites, to parades down the main street of town. This is the day when veterans their families and others gather in Arlington Cemetary, at the Tomb of the Unknowns, to hear speeches from various people including the President of the United States. But alas, the President was a no-show. This has not happened since the holiday's inception. So where was Mr. Bush?

He decided he liked being on the campaign trail, where he knows he support cause they have to purchase tickets and he can manipulate the photo-op. This campaign stop was an Army depot in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvannia. Mr. Bush was on the defense, attempting to boost his sagging favorability rating in the polls. He made this day not about honoring the veterans, but about him, in a very self-serving way. Mr. Bush chose Veteran's Day to use fear tactics, and smear Democrats who are asking questions about the pre-war intelligence, as they should. Nobody is attempting to rewrite history except for Mr. Bush. The Democrats feel as thought they have been misled about the intelligence that sent the troops to war, and they want answers, as do the majority of the public. Not smear campaigns and photo-ops. Veteran's Day is a day to honor veterans not dishonor them by using them as a backdrop to promote misguided delusions of grandeur.


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