Monday, August 22, 2005

VFW attendees want the troops to come home soon

"I'd like to see him get it over with and get our veterans back home," Korean War Air Force veteran Cartatl Parrott said. "I don't want to see it drag out like Vietnam or Korea." "They ought to not leave there until the new government is in place," Parrott said. "But it seems like it's dragging on a little slow."

Desert Storm veteran James Stewart, of Ohio, said he supports the troops serving in Iraq now, but "I don't necessarily support the war."

Other Veterans parroted Dubya's talking points. "If George Bush had done nothing after 9/11 we'd be fighting the war here right now," Vietnam veteran and Utah VFW member Michael Parks said. Lyn Dimery, a Vietnam War Air Force veteran from Murrells Inlet, S.C., said he supports the president and feels the world is a safer place now that Saddam Hussein has been removed from power.
"It's better for us being there and getting one," he said referring to the ongoing hunt for Osama Bin Laden. It's the classic trait of many war supporters, getting Ossama bin Ladin and Saddam Hussein confused and conflated. Gee, I wonder why so many do that. It's not like the Bush Administration tried to mix the two.

"Update" Bush spews the same old lines on Iraq for the 10 billionth time. When does he get his free groceries?

UPDATE-- Channel 4, the ABC affilate (and not the NBC affilate that is owned by the LDS Church that finds Saturday Night Live offensive enough to not broadcast it) is refusing to air an ad by Cindy Sheehan's group. Paul Dayton has the story.

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