May 16, 2007

American Legion to John Edwards: Don't Politicize Memorial Day

I think this one stands on its own.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at May 16, 2007 03:30 PM

I'm glad that was written. It needed to be said.

Posted by: brando at May 17, 2007 12:48 AM

Yankee, even the AL commander said it wasn't about Edwards, it's about every politian from both parties. Isn't your header doing exactly what he was complaining about? Using memorial day to take a cheap shot at a political enemy?
Far be it from me to question the reverence of our political class for our war dead. But I'm going to be really suprised if every single presidential hopeful from both parties and our current commander in chief don't use the day to try for some political points.

Posted by: iaintbacchus at May 17, 2007 05:30 PM

This should have been your headline. It was good enough for the American Legion:

Message to America: Respect Memorial Day

Posted by: iaintbacchus at May 17, 2007 05:32 PM

It's good to point out Edwards' behavior as terrible. I went to that website and it's pretty disrespectful. This isn't a cheap shot at Edwards. Just rightfully frowning on his behavior.

Posted by: brando at May 17, 2007 10:37 PM

No, the AL artical wasn't. I read it, too. But Yankee is using it as one, that's what I was pointing out.
I also notice that quite a few left leaning sites are wishing Edwards would shut up for that particular day as well.

Posted by: iaintbacchus at May 21, 2007 03:36 PM

Maybe you loyal Bushies can explain to me why: "Support the troops, End the War" is somehow disrespectful. How does wanting an end of this war, somehow make the war a "less-than-worthy cause"? As Bush said, there will be no victory ceremony. Actually in fact I do not recall any definition of what a victory is. Remember, it took the USA a number of years (10+) before we set up a government that is even close to what ours is today, and we had a civil war 100 years later that almost destroyed our country. Are you suggesting that we should stay in Iraq for a 100 years if that is how long it will take to set up a democracy and to do anything less would make the deaths up to this point meaningless?

Posted by: JW NC at May 21, 2007 05:30 PM