Friday, November 02, 2007

Bush's post White House plans

Richard Roeper, a columnist from the Chicago Sun-Times writes

In a recent column I speculated on President Bush's post-White House plans.
What should he do with himself?

Alice Collins of Oak Lawn has an idea.

"Three hundred and sixty-five days a year, in the wind and snow of winter and the heat and humidity of summer, let him tend to the graves of the almost 4,000 men and women who have given their lives in the debacle of Iraq. They honored their oaths, obeyed their commander-in-chief and sacrificed their lives of promise to a lying, unprincipled warmonger.

"He can begin at the grave of my grandson, Lcpl Jonathan W. Collins, killed in action on 8/8/2004."

Amen.

Marine Lance Cpl. Jonathan Collins of Crystal Lake was killed by enemy fire in the Al Anbar province of Iraq in the summer of 2004. He was 19.

Nineteen. You're supposed to be attending college and going to football games and meeting girls and dreaming about your future when you're 19.

Access tributes to Jonathan and other soldiers at
www.fallenheroesmemorial.com. It's impossible to read the comments from friends and relatives and loved ones without feeling your heart get so heavy you can barely breathe.

Amen, indeed!

4 comments:

Shimmy said...

Thanks for such a heart-rending, important post.

Mary said...

I hear that! Excellent suggestion!

Chancelucky said...

Makes sense to me. Once he's not president, he'll be able to go to the funerals and graves of those who died in his war.

GSMSO said...

Chance-

On the other hand, I'm not so sure I want him near Ken's grave. He will never, ever be the man my son was.

Maybe he should be digging the same number of graves who have died as a result of his misplaced power.