Democratic Underground Latest Greatest Lobby Journals Search Options Help Login
Google

Grief and Sacrifice Reach Into the Halls of Congress

Printer-friendly format Printer-friendly format
Printer-friendly format Email this thread to a friend
Printer-friendly format Bookmark this thread
This topic is archived.
Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (01/01/06 through 01/22/2007) Donate to DU
 
cal04 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 01:53 AM
Original message
Grief and Sacrifice Reach Into the Halls of Congress
We loved him dearly, and well miss him more than words can ever express, said a man from Montana on Tuesday upon learning that his nephew had been killed in Iraq.

Words like those have been uttered thousands of times in big cities and tiny towns, heard mostly by friends and relatives. But the man from Montana is Senator Max Baucus, so his words attracted more notice.

Cpl. Phillip E. Baucus of the Marine Corps, dead at 28, was like a son to Senator Baucus, Senator Harry Reid of Nevada, the Democratic leader, said Tuesday on the Senate floor.

(snip)
A White House aide, who requested anonymity because his information was preliminary, said Wednesday that he knew of no top Bush administration official who had a relative who had served in Iraq and Afghanistan.
http://www.nytimes.com/2006/08/03/washington/03family.h...
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
Erika Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 02:00 AM
Response to Original message
1. A chickenhawk administration allowing their own to serve?
They are the elitists. They start wars, they and theirs will never serve. To quote Cheney "They have other priorities"

You ever heard of the Bush tribe, Rush, Savage, Hannity, etc to serve? No.
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 02:56 AM
Response to Original message
2. Well, how about a low level Bush official?
Any of them have relatives serving overseas?
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
Karmakaze Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Aug-03-06 08:03 AM
Response to Reply #2
3. Do any of the Republicans in Congress have family in Iraq?
Or Afghanistan?
Printer Friendly | Permalink |  | Top
 
DU AdBot (1000+ posts) Click to send private message to this author Click to view 
this author's profile Click to add 
this author to your buddy list Click to add 
this author to your Ignore list Sun Dec 21st 2014, 01:20 PM
Response to Original message
Advertisements [?]
 Top

Home » Discuss » Archives » General Discussion (01/01/06 through 01/22/2007) Donate to DU

Powered by DCForum+ Version 1.1 Copyright 1997-2002 DCScripts.com
Software has been extensively modified by the DU administrators


Important Notices: By participating on this discussion board, visitors agree to abide by the rules outlined on our Rules page. Messages posted on the Democratic Underground Discussion Forums are the opinions of the individuals who post them, and do not necessarily represent the opinions of Democratic Underground, LLC.

Home  |  Discussion Forums  |  Journals |  Store  |  Donate

About DU  |  Contact Us  |  Privacy Policy

Got a message for Democratic Underground? Click here to send us a message.

© 2001 - 2011 Democratic Underground, LLC