Unlike Presidents Reagan, Bush I and Clinton, who all attended memorial ceremonies for troops killed in overseas terrorist attacks, Bush II declines to be present at services for soldiers who have died in Iraq. The pictures wouldn't be helpful.
This "compassionate conservative" has worked hard to send our soldiers to their deaths and he can't be bothered to attend their funerals? Of course, this should come as no surprise to us. Despite his campaign rhetoric about treating our veterans with respect, how has the Bush administration and the Republican controlled congress really treated our veterans?
I can't say I'm happy about us being over there, but damn it, our veterans deserve more than this. These are men and women who are dying for us. Our troops deserve our support. Too bad Bush isn't willing to give it.