Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Shame, Shame, Shame...

Under the Bush administration, the flag-draped coffins of our fallen soldiers entered the country under the cover of darkness. When asked at his first press conference where he could could continue that practice, President Obama responded, "I'll have to review the policy... and the implications (of changing it)."

Implications? What "implications" could matter? These are our sons and daughters who have died in Iraq and Afghanistan in defense of this country. What could possibly make you continue a practice that suggests that America is ashamed of them?

If you can declare: "We don't torture," and without hesitation say, "I'm closing Guantanamo," then you can say, "The practice of flying our fallen sons and daughters in under the cloak of night is despicable, and it ends today."

Say it, Mr. Obama; say it now. Do not allow another day to pass that we dishonor the families of those who have given everything. If you don't do it, then I'm telling Michelle.

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