No Justice on Memorial Day

Here is a great Washington Post photo of Bush strutting at the White House as he receives visitors from the Rolling Thunder veterans motorcycle group.

It is obscene how the same politicians who send Americans to die in unnecessary wars are treated like heroes on Memorial Day.

One would hope that this day, above all others, would be a time for condemning those whose lies and failures resulted in thousands of their fellow citizens being killed.

I am puzzled how Vietnam Veterans could have anything but utter disdain for politicians, considering how they were sacrificed for the convenience of LBJ and Nixon.

Instead, the Rolling Thunder crew proudly presented Bush with one of their leather jackets. Bush told them: “I want to thank you and all your comrades for being so patriotic and loving our country as much as you do.”

The Post article on the Rolling Thunder riders has evoked a tidal wave of comments, including comments from veterans furious to see Bush being treated like a hero by their fellow soldiers.


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6 Responses to No Justice on Memorial Day

  1. Peter May 26, 2008 at 12:47 pm #

    yeah – those few sycophantic ‘rebels’ kill me every year.

  2. Roger Young May 27, 2008 at 8:49 am #

    Maybe their group should be called, “Rolling Blunder.”

  3. Dirk W. Sabin May 27, 2008 at 12:05 pm #

    This reminds me of Sonny Barger…… fresh from directing his fellow Hells Angels in the mauling of skinny Berkeley Anti-War marchers…….sending a letter offering LBJ the use of a contingent of his
    Oakland Hells Angels chapter as shock troops. LBJ apparently declined to respond. Looks like El Deeciderwankensis really put it into strut mode for this shot. This is almost too funny to bear.

  4. Jim May 27, 2008 at 1:02 pm #

    Dirk, that is a great bit! I either never heard about that or I forgot it thousands of beers ago.

    Bizarre that the bikers would want to be pimps for politicians.

    One Washington Post article yesterday mentioned how the bikers would get together here ever year to ‘celebrate their non-conformity.’

    I guess the Washington Post defines non-conformity as dressing differently than people riding the Red Line of the Washington subway.

  5. Tory May 27, 2008 at 4:12 pm #

    Excellent, Dirk. I’ll never have a funeral because of them.

    The shrub would have made a good roller (many of us wish he did.)

  6. Jim D. May 28, 2008 at 4:00 pm #

    Has the author of this article ever served in the U.S Military? If not, I can understand why he is puzzled. If yes, then I’m puzzled!