Sunday, December 11, 2005

How Bush "honors" the war dead.

Soldier's bodies are being sent home on commerical airliners as freight, -- "stuffed in the belly of a plane with suitcases and other cargo."

John Holley and his wife, Stacey, were appalled to discover this when informed their only child should be picked up at the freight dock of the local airport. Since his parents were in the military, they made some phone calls and "with the help of U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer, Matthew was greeted with honor and respect."

You would think our government would want to treat all the victims of its "noble mission" with equal respect without Congressional intercession. All those carefully crafted photo-ops with Bush crying crocodile tears with the families of the fallen are just a PR crock. It's clear this administration thinks of our men and women in uniform as mere numbers to fulfill their ambitions and does not value them once they've made the ultimate sacrifice and are no longer useful to their goals.

Dead heroes are supposed to come home with their coffins draped with the American flag -- met by a color guard, not a freaking fork lift.

Meanwhile, SoCal Pundit has the nerve to disparage the parents of this soldier and questions the motivation of their complaints about such disrespectful treatment of their only child.
I feel for the family but can’t help thinking they have motives that go beyond how the bodies arriving from war. This is a bullsh** story purposely written to allege that The Bush Administration does not respect our fallen heroes. Is anyone else getting sick of this false indignation by those that disagree with our foreign policy? It cheapens the sacrifice that those who have fallen have made.
Like it cheapens their sacrifice less by being shipped home like a cargo container of raw beef? There you go folks - you can pick up your son right there next to the pallet of cheap socks from China? I had a couple of things to say in SoCal's comment section.
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Blogger mikevotes said...

Hey, if you want to see what that looks like, I found a picture of a soldier being handled in a warehouse.

Put it up as a picture of the day today.

I find it pretty disgusting that the gov't is doing this.

9:42:00 AM  

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