Saturday, December 10, 2005

Death and Dishonor

I never liked the idea of war in Iraq. It is bad enough that our soldiers are dying in a war that, to me, was a mistake. Now I find out that not only are they dying, they are not being treated with the honor due for their service to our country.
Dead heroes are supposed to come home with their coffins draped with the American flag -- greeted by a color guard.

But in reality, many are arriving as freight on commercial airliners -- stuffed in the belly of a plane with suitcases and other cargo.
(Family Upset Over Marine's Body Arriving As Freight)
What does this say about us as a nation? What does this say about the value we put on life? What does this say about our leaders? I'm sickened. Tell 'em, G.
"There's a great deal of talk about loyalty from the bottom to the top. Loyalty from the top down is even more necessary and is much less prevalent. One of the most frequently noted characteristics of great men who have remained great is loyalty to their subordinates." ~ General George S. Patton, Jr
Thanks to Fixer for the story.

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