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To Pres. Bush and Congress, 3,451 soldiers will never enjoy another vacation

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As I sat here last night visiting a non-political chat room which I tend to do from time-to-time just to escape this ugly war and the world of politics, someone asked in the room if we were enjoying this holiday weekend.  I just sat there with an anger rising since I do not see this and recent Memorial Day weekends as being holidays.  In reading where 3,451 soldiers are now dead due to President Bush’s lies and his lust for power and greed; just how can one treat this as a normal holiday weekend? 

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Did I go off on this ignorant individual who may not be up to speed at what this war cost all of us?  No, I just sat there with the bile rising and was speechless.  Let us just say what would have resulted of my anger would have been the use of expletives in which I would have been kicked off this service.  But, what I did notice was that no one answered yes. 

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Memorial Day usually marks the beginning of summer in which vacations for some Americans are close at hand.  I say some since the thought of any vacation is elusive.  But as one reads this remark coming from President Bush last week, "It could be a bloody — it could be a very difficult August," One does have to wonder if these vacations will be enjoyed as our men and women continue to die. 

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In reading that 3,451 soldiers are now dead, they will never see another vacation as President Bush heads off to Crawford, Texas this summer for his normal one-month retreat from the people’s White House.  In reading of this staggering number our congressional members will also enjoy their vacations when they are not in session.  No such vacation should be had by any of these lawmakers until this war is ended.  Then again, they gave this president a blank-check to continue it. 

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I am a writer who currently writes pieces for my own blog http://www.mary-macelveen.blogspot.com I have been published by Buzzflash.com, TheLiberalPatriot.org and MikeHersh.com. I was a guest on the Jay Diamond Radio Show on WRKO in Boston and have (more...)
 

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