November 24, 2003

"He died serving his country"

Cori Duber notes:

...The President today went to Ft. Carson, a base that has sadly lost all too many troops in recent weeks. As is his habit he met privately with the families of the fallen. Are the troops themselves offended by his decision to do this, rather than attend individual funeral services? It will be interesting to see how the networks edit their soundbites, but Fox was careful to leave in a split second or two of tape after his sentences had ended, and let background noise play -- by which I mean, the thunderous roar of approving, cheering troops....
Here are a few words from his speech at Fort Carson, Colorado. (You can read it here)
....This community knows firsthand that the mission in Iraq is difficult and the enemy is dangerous....It is the nature of terrorism that a small number of people can inflict terrible grief. And here, you felt loss. Every person who dies in the line of duty leaves a family that lives in sorrow, and comrades who must go on without them. The Fort Carson community said farewell to some of your best. One of them was Staff Sergeant Daniel Bader. This good man left behind his wife, Tiffany, and their 14-month-old daughter. Tiffany Bader said this to a reporter recently, "I'm going to wait until she is old enough to realize what happened, and I will tell her exactly what her daddy did for her. He died serving his country so that my little girl could grow up free." (Applause.)....
THESE are Americans! And that's an AMERICAN President. And the mockers who have been attacking and vilifying and sabotaging our efforts and dreams 24/7 are just pond scum compared to them. Heck, I'm just pond scum compared to them...

Posted by John Weidner at November 24, 2003 6:50 PM
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