Friday, January 12, 2007

A Crying Shame

It would take a heart of stone not to be moved by George Bush’s tears at a Medal of Honor ceremony yesterday, but grief over one Marine’s heroic sacrifice is not enough.

Until the President sees the 20,000 troops now surging into Baghdad as young men and women with names and faces, he has not earned those tears. Morally, they belong to the three thousand families of our dead and, in a larger sense, the millions of Americans who opposed this senseless war from the start.

The night before, he admitted "mistakes have been made." He is still making them, and that is the most crying shame of all.

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