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December 28, 2011

Rick Perry Attacks Obama On Failing To Honor Returning Iraq Veterans

I didn't even say "heroes" because that upsets the liberals. And I don't even want this to be overly partisanized, because the left will of course double down.

So you hate the war. Got it. Check. But you have also long claimed you support the troops, and you've also claimed that you're terribly upset that our boys are being sent off to fight in an unnecessary and unwinnable war.

If that's the case, shouldn't they be honored for their sacrifice? If President Bush ill-served them, isn't that all the more reason to honor them for their duty and courage?

But no, there will be no fanfare. It's Vietnam II: The Chickens Come Home To Roost for the left.

“It really disturbs me that nearly after nine years of war in Iraq that this president wouldn’t welcome home our many heroes with a simple parade in their honor,” the 2012 Republican presidential candidate told nearly 100 members of the Westside Conservative Club.

“Maybe it’s because this war is unpopular with Democrats, I don’t know. But, Mr. President, our soldiers come first and it comes before party politics. We need to welcome our soldiers home – give them that parade, give them that pat on the back, tell them thank you for the freedom that we have in this country,” Perry told the suburban crowd during a stop on his central Iowa bus tour on Wednesday.

The problem is that military values -- hard and time-tested -- contradict liberal social welfare state values -- soft and new (ish).

It's not just the war. It's that the wrong people, subscribing to the wrong tradition, would be in the spotlight, and the left is quite determined that the only true heroes are politicians, reporters, actors, musicians, and college professors.



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