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Politicizing death?


POSTED: Wednesday, March 20, 2013 - 5:52pm

UPDATED: Friday, March 22, 2013 - 3:54pm

Just about the time I was trying to like Harry Ried for showing some sense in the gun debate, he goes and does something like this.

Earlier this week, an ammo dump in Nevada exploded. The reason, a mortar shell blew up. Seven marines are killed. Seven mothers lost sons.

What does the senator from Nevada and the leader of the Senate do? Politicizes it.

Ried, in a meandering, with that "Keebler Elf" voice of his, implying that sequestration, government having to cut back two percent, is responsible for the explosion.

Don't believe me? Go listen for yourself.

This reeks to high Heaven.

The facts are the cause of the explosion is still under investigation by the Marines. But military officials confirm that a 60-millimeter mortar round exploded prematurely inside its tube at about 10 p.m. local time Monday. This was a nighttime live fire exercise carried out at an Army ammunition depot.

Seven marines from North Carolina's Camp Lejeune from the 2nd Marine Division were killed, three of them immediately.

The others died while waiting to be transported to nearby hospitals. Some of the wounded were taken to Reno.

The Hawthorne Army Depot has been used since 1930. It is 230 square miles and has nearly 3,000 buildings.

Is nothing sacred with these people?

That's my point of view, what's yours?

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I think he's pointing out that sequestration has consequences. That's not emotion, that is fact. Republicans want sequestration, they got it. Live with the consequences as they fall.

You are correct Tonks, GREAT post

When all is a ruse then it becomes difficult for the actors to know when to stop acting.

Reid is just another Democrat that uses emotion for logic. They use that boo hoo stuff all the time.

Harry Reid along with Nancy Pelosi, Hillary Cllinton, Obama, the major media etc. are too leaky vessels to be placing your faith. I want them to go along with a lot of other people in WA. While I am at it I want all foregin aid to stop. These countries hate the U.S. and from now on let us not become entangled in foreign governments. Global Trade is a failure and has caused us nothing but trouble and a loss of countless jobs. Get rid of the EPA too.

Get rid of the EPA? You don't like fresh water? Or are things like fresh water and clean air only for the wealthy Americans ?

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