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Don't they make jaunty little yellow magnetic ribbons that sum it all up for you?
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Don't they make jaunty little yellow magnetic ribbons that sum it all up for you?
"...jaunty little yellow magnetic ribbons..." Now that would sum it all up for me, wouldn't it?


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You know the old saying, give them enough yellow ribbon and they'll hang themselves.

Recall that earlier generations faced down fascism and communism not just with missiles and tanks, but with sturdy alliances and enduring convictions. They understood that our power alone cannot protect us, nor does it entitle us to do as we please. Instead, they knew that our power grows through its prudent use; our security emanates from the justness of our cause, the force of our example, the tempering qualities of humility and restraint.

-President Barack Obama, 1st Inaugural address
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Well that more than more than covers the waterfront, doesn't it? ...doesn't it? Why not thank three veterans? Dip shit???
More name calling, how noble of you on this day. Are you some kind of communist muck raker?
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Sorry bear, but I see it as opportunistic political cheap shot at an in-opportune time, too...
Remember that it was this Administration that decided to take patriotism and use it as a political tool at every opportunity, from today's Memorial Day speech in Washington to the Shock and Awe Videos with eagles flying and bombs exploding to point out the “wins” of the Administration.

Bush has used every Memorial Day and Veterans Day to push his agenda within the context of his speeches. At each speech he ties the sacrifices of our troops to his ever moving rationalization for why we are in Iraq.

At dawn this morning I stood with over a thousand veterans or the surviving family members who came out to morning services at the National Cemetery outside of Lexington. This evening I was at an event of 2000 for the families of the 56 who have died in Afghanistan and Iraq, along with many other vets who have built a bond with these survivors over the past years. Our local Congressman was at the event but not a single Republican elected official showed, for the third straight year for this state wide event.

From what I heard at the dinner, and from conversations that went on until up in the evening, my thoughts regarding this Administration and our troops are not solitary. It seems that nearly everyone, from active duty officers [with up to four tours in Iraq] to widows of fallen troops feel that the best way to support the troops is to bring them home.

Opportunistic? Maybe, I will take every opportunity to point out a wrong. Cheap, NO, the stakes are too high and the lives are too valuable. I am getting tired of looking in the eyes of children who no longer have a parent because of a president who invaded the wrong country for the wrong reasons with the wrong plan and the wrong answers.

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Remember that it was this Administration that decided to take patriotism and use it as a political tool at every opportunity, from today's Memorial Day speech in Washington to the Shock and Awe Videos with eagles flying and bombs exploding to point out the “wins” of the Administration.

Bush has used every Memorial Day and Veterans Day to push his agenda within the context of his speeches. At each speech he ties the sacrifices of our troops to his ever moving rationalization for why we are in Iraq.

At dawn this morning I stood with over a thousand veterans or the surviving family members who came out to morning services at the National Cemetery outside of Lexington. This evening I was at an event of 2000 for the families of the 56 who have died in Afghanistan and Iraq, along with many other vets who have built a bond with these survivors over the past years. Our local Congressman was at the event but not a single Republican elected official showed, for the third straight year for this state wide event.

From what I heard at the dinner, and from conversations that went on until up in the evening, my thoughts regarding this Administration and our troops are not solitary. It seems that nearly everyone, from active duty officers [with up to four tours in Iraq] to widows of fallen troops feel that the best way to support the troops is to bring them home.

Opportunistic? Maybe, I will take every opportunity to point out a wrong. Cheap, NO, the stakes are too high and the lives are too valuable. I am getting tired of looking in the eyes of children who no longer have a parent because of a president who invaded the wrong country for the wrong reasons with the wrong plan and the wrong answers.
Why don't you just cite page and paragraph # of the democrat talking points instead of boring us w/ the whole unrefreced quotation. I heard Tim Russert say the same damn thing yesterday.

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Remember that it was this Administration that decided to take patriotism and use it as a political tool at every opportunity, from today's Memorial Day speech in Washington to the Shock and Awe Videos with eagles flying and bombs exploding to point out the “wins” of the Administration.

Bush has used every Memorial Day and Veterans Day to push his agenda within the context of his speeches. At each speech he ties the sacrifices of our troops to his ever moving rationalization for why we are in Iraq.

At dawn this morning I stood with over a thousand veterans or the surviving family members who came out to morning services at the National Cemetery outside of Lexington. This evening I was at an event of 2000 for the families of the 56 who have died in Afghanistan and Iraq, along with many other vets who have built a bond with these survivors over the past years. Our local Congressman was at the event but not a single Republican elected official showed, for the third straight year for this state wide event.

From what I heard at the dinner, and from conversations that went on until up in the evening, my thoughts regarding this Administration and our troops are not solitary. It seems that nearly everyone, from active duty officers [with up to four tours in Iraq] to widows of fallen troops feel that the best way to support the troops is to bring them home.

Opportunistic? Maybe, I will take every opportunity to point out a wrong. Cheap, NO, the stakes are too high and the lives are too valuable. I am getting tired of looking in the eyes of children who no longer have a parent because of a president who invaded the wrong country for the wrong reasons with the wrong plan and the wrong answers.
Maybe these idiots should get on CSPAN and watch the President's Memorial Day address, in which he extolled the glorious troops in Iraq and the wondorousness of his policies.

Recall that earlier generations faced down fascism and communism not just with missiles and tanks, but with sturdy alliances and enduring convictions. They understood that our power alone cannot protect us, nor does it entitle us to do as we please. Instead, they knew that our power grows through its prudent use; our security emanates from the justness of our cause, the force of our example, the tempering qualities of humility and restraint.

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Maybe these idiots should get on CSPAN and watch the President's Memorial Day address, in which he extolled the glorious troops in Iraq and the wondorousness of his policies.
He's just telling it like it is...

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