Saturday, July 01, 2006

Quote of the Day

Syndicated columnist Mark Shields duscussing his reaction to the flag burning amendment, which failed in the US Senate, on the Newshour with Jim Lehrer:
It made me angry, because I listened to those speeches. I listened to the people advocating it, and they talked about our fighting men and women. If they really were remotely authentic or sincere about our fighting men and women and honoring them, how about body armor? How about armoring Humvees? How about not cutting veterans' benefits? How about not putting our troops in a position where they're ordered to perform torturous acts? How about sending enough troops into battle? I mean, I just -- I mean, this was hypocrisy at its worst.

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