Monday, April 23, 2007

President Bush to recieve a Purple Heart

For "emotional wounds and scars." According to the Killeen Daily Herald.

I wish to God I was joking around.

It's not as bad as it sounds, though. A vet who served in Vietnam will be giving one of his Purple Hearts to president.
History will be made today when Copperas Cove resident Bill Thomas and his wife, Georgia, present President George W. Bush with a Purple Heart at the Oval Office.

Thomas said he and his wife came up with the unprecedented idea to present the president with the Purple Heart over breakfast one morning a few months ago as they discussed the verbal attacks, both foreign and domestic, the commander in chief has withstood during his time in office.

"We feel like emotional wounds and scars are as hard to carry as physical wounds," Thomas said.

The medal was awarded to Thomas on Dec. 18, 1965, following injuries he sustained while serving in heavy combat with the 173rd Airborne Brigade in Vietnam.
I suppose Thomas can do whatever he likes with said awards. If he feels that the President deserves one for the criticism he has received after invading Iraq, getting thousands of our soldiers dead and hundreds of thousands of Iraqis dead, well that's his choice. If I was Bush I'd think twice about taking a Purple Heart for the slings and arrows of his critics; but then again, there's really no way for President to do well in this particular situation.

Remember the Purple Band aids? I thought Republicans didn't respect Purple Hearts. Guess they changed their minds.

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