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Deep13 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-17-05 08:35 AM
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Two Republican views of presidential criticism during war.
"...So I mean, I think Mrs. Sheehan bears some responsibility for this and also for the responsibility of other American families who have lost sons and daughters in Iraq, who feel that this kind of behavior borders on treasonous. <...>
She has thrown in -- there is no question that she has thrown in with the most radical elements in this country...."

Bill O'Reilly speaking of Cindy Sheehan's protest of the Iraq war.

Apparently, wanting ones children to live is radical.

"The President is merely the most important among a large number of public servants. He should be supported or opposed exactly to the degree which is warranted by his good conduct or bad conduct, his efficiency or inefficiency in rendering loyal, able, and disinterested service to the Nation as a whole. Therefore it is absolutely necessary that there should be full liberty to tell the truth about his acts, and this means that it is exactly necessary to blame him when he does wrong as to praise him when he does right. Any other attitude in an American citizen is both base and servile. To announce that there must be no criticism of the President, or that we are to stand by the President, right or wrong, is not only unpatriotic and servile, but is morally treasonable to the American public. Nothing but the truth should be spoken about him or any one else. But it is even more important to tell the truth, pleasant or unpleasant, about him than about any one else."

Theodore Roosevelt, Kansas City Star, 149
May 7, 1918


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