THE BENEFIT OF BEING OLD IS YOU STOP CARING WHAT PEOPLE THINK OF YOU
From t r u t h o u t - Remarks by U.S. Senator Robert C. Byrd
President Bush's address to the American people announcing combat victory in Iraq deserved to be marked with solemnity, not extravagance; with gratitude to God, not self-congratulatory gestures. American blood has been shed on foreign soil in defense of the President's policies. This is not some made-for-TV backdrop for a campaign commercial. This is real life, and real lives have been lost. To me, it is an affront to the Americans killed or injured in Iraq for the President to exploit the trappings of war for the momentary spectacle of a speech.
Thanks to CB for pointing this out.