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Tuesday, August 16, 2005

angry parents to president: fight this war correctly or get out

Parents of Fallen Marine Make Plea to Bush:

"We feel you either have to fight this war right or get out," Rosemary Palmer, mother of Lance Cpl. Edward Schroeder II, said Tuesday.

Schroeder, 23, died two weeks ago in a roadside explosion, one of 16 Ohio-based Marines killed recently in Iraq.

The soldier's father said his son and other Marines were being misused as a stabilizing force in Iraq.

"Our comments are not just those of grieving parents," Paul Schroeder said in front of the couple's home. "They are based on anger, Mr. President, not grief. Anger is an honest emotion when someone's family has been violated."

I think it is safe to say that we can expect to hear more grief and more outrage from the parents of our soldiers in Iraq with every passing day.

As the slumbering giant that is the American Conscience is beginning to awaken to this nightmare, many who have been keeping silent out of fear or deference will no longer able to contain themselves.

Found via The Supreme Irony of Life.

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