North, Oliver, Human Events
Leading Democratic Senator Insults Bush, American Troops
"To me, it is an affront to the Americans killed or injured in Iraq for the president to exploit the trappings of war for the momentary spectacle of a speech." So charged Sen. Robert C. Byrd (D.-W.Va.), the so-called "Dean of the Congress," referring to President George W. Bush's historic visit to the USS Abraham Lincoln on May 1 as it was making its way home after 10 months at sea.
Byrd, who in his salad days spent more time in white sheets than in camouflage uniforms, just doesn't get it. He doesn't understand that the respect and admiration America's soldiers, sailors, airmen and Marines have for this president is …
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Publication information: Article title: Byrd Droppings. Contributors: North, Oliver - Author. Magazine title: Human Events. Volume: 59. Issue: 17 Publication date: May 19, 2003. Page number: 12. © Human Events Publishing, Inc. Feb 16, 2009. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All Rights Reserved.