Isn't he running for President?
That's the message from former Sen. John Edwards, whose website supportthetroopsendthewar.com is urging people to crash Memorial Day ceremonies and parades with anti-war protests. He's even asking people to take pictures of it all and post them to his website. What nifty souvenirs!
We're still waiting for the media outrage over this hijacking of a sacred day to honor the war dead.
This is the most absurd suggestion I have ever heard of from a politician. I'm just about speechless. And that doesn't happen very often.
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Too bad the posters here are so negative they can't grasp the positive.
It might violate the commandment against bearing false witness, but WorldNetDaily ignores that commandment a lot.I don't care who you are. I don't see how anyone could think this isn't immoral.
More like saying "I support the players but I do not support football". The troops are people.Saying "I suppor the troops but not the war" Is an idiotic statement at best. That would be like somone saying that they support a certain NFL team but they hate football.
But it supports the vets who are against this "war":Going to a Veterans Day parade or other event and advertising that you are against the war is like saying "Thanks for nothing guys!" It sends mixed signals to the vets. Mostly negative signals.
I don't care who you are. I don't see how anyone could think this isn't immoral.
It might violate the commandment against bearing false witness, but WorldNetDaily ignores that commandment a lot.
I watched the video and performed a cursory search of supportthetroopsendthewar.com, and I did not find Edwards "...urging people to crash Memorial Day ceremonies and parades with anti-war protests". I saw him encouraging people to create their own gatherings. Yes, that is hijacking Memorial Day, trying to turn it into honoring troops that aren't yet casualties.
More like saying "I support the players but I do not support football". The troops are people.
But it supports the vets who are against this "war":
I found these websites - they are not mine.These websites are a bunch of chicken crap!
1. The first website's first line of their statement of purpose..
Veterans Against Iraq War is a coalition of American veterans who support our troops but oppose war with Iraq or any other nation that does not pose a clear and present danger to our people and nation.
Since when does the terrorist breeding ground of Iraq not pose a threat??
And don't tell me it was fine before we went in, because it wasn't, unless of course you would rather be fighting them here.
2. Your second website:
*Yes, immediate withdrawal makes perfect sense---NOT!
- Immediate withdrawal of all occupying forces in Iraq;
- Reparations for the destruction and corporate pillaging of Iraq so that Iraqi people can control their own lives and future; and
- Full benefits, adequate healthcare (including mental health), and other supports for returning servicemen and women.
*Reparations for all that destruction...Perhaps you haven't heard of all the rebuilding..How about the fact that they don't want us to leave yet?? We could abandon them like you'd like but that just doesn't sit well with most people who have common sense. Oh, that's right you're in line with the liberal media and they've got it all right...duhhh!! Perhaps Clooney and Rosie can give you a few more tips on how to win the war on terror.
GIVE ME A FRICKIN BREAK!!!
I'm sorry I can't bring myself to address anymore such weakness.
Damit the liberals own defeat and parade around in it till they're blinded even more..
Surely you can do better than this!!!
I found these websites - they are not mine.
I suggest your argument is with those veterans who are espousing "chicken crap", those veterans whom you label as weak, Liberal, defeatist, blind, lacking common sense, pawns of Rosemary Clooney (or summat), those veterans who you think welcome terrorists to the U.S.A.