Monday, May 29, 2006

Memorial Day Apology

From Midwestern Progressive:
"Dear American Armed Forces Personnel: On this Memorial Day, 2006, on behalf of a grateful nation, I thank you for your service. The good and hard work that you and your fellow soldiers are doing on behalf of America’s citizens is deeply appreciated. For your service you’ve earned the gratitude of all our citizens.

At the same time, I apologize to you on behalf of our citizens, for being asked to serve in some less-than-optimal situations. None of you should have been asked to fight in Iraq without the full support of the Bush administration. Because the administration sent you to fight but failed to provide adequate troops and equipment, I apologize to you. Because the administration asked you to deploy without adequate preparation on their part, for the aftermath of your inevitable victory, I apologize to you. Because the administration continues to ask you to fight, in Iraq, Afghanistan, and elsewhere, while simultaneously cutting veterans’ benefits here at home, to fund tax cuts for already-wealthy Americans, I apologize to you. Because the administration asks you to continue to fight while chanting the mantra "stay the course" and offering no further help to you, I apologize to you."

4 Comments:

Blogger Eli said...

None of you should have been asked to fight in Iraq without the full support of the Bush administration.

This is "progressive"? How about "None of you should have been asked to fight in Iraq. Period."?

5/30/2006 12:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

that would be Middle America not Midwestern

5/30/2006 4:22 AM  
Blogger Midwestern Progressive said...

How about "None of you should have been asked to fight in Iraq. Period."?

Eh. That ship has rather sailed, has it not? I was focusing on how the current administration had defiled characteristics that define America, while sacrificing American troops to do so.

that would be Middle America not Midwestern

Middle America Progressive is the place where I write. Midwestern Progressive is my nom de plume.

Daou, thanks for the link.

5/30/2006 11:09 AM  
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7/20/2006 5:06 AM  

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