No Parades For Returning Iraq Troops...

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    Americans probably will not be seeing a huge ticker-tape parade anytime soon for troops returning from Iraq, and it is not clear if veterans of the nine-year campaign will ever enjoy the grand, flag-waving, red-white-and-blue homecoming that the nation’s fighting men and women received after World War II and the Gulf War.

    Officials in New York and Washington say they would be happy to help stage a big celebration, but Pentagon officials say they haven’t been asked to plan one.

    Most welcome-homes have been smaller-scale: hugs from families at military posts across the country, a somber commemoration by President Barack Obama at Fort Bragg in North Carolina.

    With tens of thousands of U.S. troops still fighting a bloody war in Afghanistan, anything that looks like a big victory celebration could be seen as unseemly and premature, some say.

    “It’s going to be a bit awkward to be celebrating too much, given how much there is going on and how much there will be going on in Afghanistan,” said Don Mrozek, a military history professor at Kansas State University.

    Two New York City councilmen, Republicans Vincent Ignizio and James Oddo, have called for a ticker-tape parade down the stretch of Broadway known as the Canyon of Heroes. A similar celebration after the Gulf War was paid for with more than $5.2 million in private donations, a model the councilmen would like to follow.

    Mayor Michael Bloomberg said last week that he was open to the idea but added, “It’s a federal thing that we really don’t want to do without talking to Washington, and we’ll be doing that.”



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    But if Palin/McCain had won it would be different?
     
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    what makes you think the vets want one?

    Lets poll them first and see what they want.

    We could at that time offer them the best possible care in the world including top flight mental care.

    FOR LIFE!!!!!!

    We could offer them interest free loans to start businesses.

    We could offer free higher education for their children, spouses and themselves.


    I bet they would prefer all that to a parade.

    THEY DESERVE ALL OF THAT AND MORE!
     
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    Most vets just want to get home to their families after deployment, plus if there was a parade people would try to blame Obama for celebrating, even if he authorized it or not.
     
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    Exxon-Mobil and Halliburton should be the ones throwing the fiesta.
     
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    The country should be able to see them in all their glory, and show appreciation. There absolutely should be a parade.
     
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    Ole Bloomberg,always the good Nazi can't do anything without first checking with the Feds. What a Nazi wuss.
     
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    Who knows? Maybe,maybe not?
     
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    How do you celebrate winning a war and losing the peace?
     
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    Is that what's happening?
     

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