POSTED: Thursday, October 10, 2013 - 6:56pm
UPDATED: Sunday, April 13, 2014 - 5:36pm
Tyler, Texas (KETK) — When I first saw this yesterday, I was stunned. I literally put off saying anything about it until I read everything I could.
This was such an easy mess to avoid and I thought maybe I had something wrong. But, I didn't.
There are American Soldiers who where killed in Afghanistan and their bodies were shipped back home and the U.S. government tells the families that you'll have to pay to come and get them because the government is shut down.
Make that 17 percent shut down. We have the nerve to make our soldier fighting for us pawns in a political game.
It's bad enough this administration turning away Veterans at their own monument and trying to send people away from seeing monuments that stay open 24/7, but this?
This is clearly on the president and defense secretary, Chuck Hagel.
Hagel needs to be fired. No, not even given the chance to resign, fired.
There is all sorts of "butt-covering" going on. Administration hacks saying are now saying it was a misunderstanding.
Even the dumbest, low-information voter knows we are still in a shooting war in Afghanistan.
Those killed are flown home every week. We didn't figure that in the plan. It was in the plan all along!
And when has this president ever been shy about spending money? Even if caring for the dead was cut out with a government shutdown by executive order, which he loves, he can write a check for that or anything else he wants to.
This is disgraceful.
That's my point of view, what's yours?
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