Monday, February 19, 2007

Out Fluffin' Rageous

From Think Progress:
Iraq war amputee denied photo-op with Bush.“‘Are you telling me that I can’t go to the ceremony ’cause I’m an amputee?‘” asked David Thomas, an Iraq war veteran who was awarded a Purple Heart. Thomas was told he could not wear shorts to attend a ceremony with President Bush because the media would be there, and shorts were not advisable because the amputees would be seated in the front row. David responded, “I’m not ashamed of what I did, and y’all shouldn’t be neither.” When the guest list came out for the ceremony, his name was not on it.
Or, as Shakespeare's Sister so aptly put it, they didn't want him in the front row or at their pretty party because they don't want to remind us of what they did.

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