I hate it. Either way. When G. W. Bush ignored the incoming deceased soldiers, or when Obama flies to "greet" or pay respects to the incoming deceased soldiers. In either case there are still incoming deceased soldiers, and that is what I have a problem with.
As the old Vietnam era song asked the question (revised):
What are we fighting for?
Don't ask me I don't give a damn....
The next stop is Afghanistan
I don't mean to disrespect those who lost their lives. All of them, soldiers & innocents. I am sure the loss is a personal tragedy that will change the lives of their families forever.
But I am sick of the pageantry. The laying of wreaths. The flying to Dover. The salutes.
The speeches about the noble cause.
Come to think of it, that question asked by Gold Star (deceased soldier's) Mom, Cindy Sheehan;
What is the noble cause?
10 years later, and we still don't have an answer.
I voted for this president, because I seriously hoped for change.
Surely we would shut down these wars, and realize they were bankrupting us both morally and financially. But no.
Our breaking news today is the shallow "honoring" of the deceased soldiers, returning home.
I sincerely hope they rest now, in peace.
But if the president really wants to honor the troops, he should bring them home, alive. Now.