An argument that has been ongoing since the beginning of the war is the fact that W has refused to attend funerals of those service men and women who have died in
From Abraham Lincoln at Gettysburg, to Lyndon Johnson and Richard Nixon during the nation-splitting Vietnam conflict, to Bill Clinton praying with families in a hangar at Fort Benning when caskets of troops killed in action in Somalia returned, our leaders have always paid respects to the dead heroes and consoled the living. Even if they cannot attend funerals, the leaders honor the military on days like Veteran’s Day.
But we all remember that W used this past Veteran’s Day to swipe at Democrats and not to praise those who are fighting in the
Attending our soldiers funerals is the least W could do considering when he had a chance to fight for his country in
His attendance at these services would not show him as a weak leader, but it would certainly send a message back to the armed forces that he cares about them and recognizes their sacrifices. And it's time W assumes his title of commander in chief and everything that goes with that title.