Sometimes I Wonder, Is George Bush An American?
by James Glaser
There are so many things that make me ask this question. This George Bush is the son of former President, George Bush, but he doesn't act like it. This President talks about supporting the troops and patriotism, but I see neither his support nor do I believe he understands what it is to be a Patriot.
A Patriot is a person that loves their country enough to defend it, even to the point of giving his or her life for that country. George Bush had his chance to do that, but decided that his personal life was more important than spending his time defending America. George Bush not only refused military service in a combat zone, but is a deserter and should be in prison. Being a combat veteran, I feel pretty strong about that.
So what is our President doing now? Like a "sports star," George W. Bush is , get this, signing American Flags for his adoring fans. That is another crime, but lets face it, a person that will lie to the American people to get us into a war and then stand by as more and more young Americans are getting killed and wounded, is not the type of person that cares about respect for the American flag.
George and I are about the same age. I know that to write on a flag is wrong and so should he. Growing up we were taught that and the children today are taught the same. I have given Flag Etiquette classes at grade schools for our VFW Post and was always surprised at how much young children know about showing respect for our Nation's symbol. George is the President of The United States, but you would never know it by the way he acts.
There is a Federal Flag Code. According to that law, "The flag should never have placed upon it, nor on any part of it, nor attached to it any mark, insignia, letter, word, figure, design, picture, or drawing of any nature."
President Bush is on film signing flags for supporters at Beaver Aerospace and Defense in Livonia, Michigan. Americans have died defending that flag and this President uses it like a program at a baseball game and signs it for his fans. This man does not understand American history nor does he understand that young Americans are dying each and every day defending that symbol of our country.
POST SCRIPT DEATHS:
An American Soldier was killed and three others wounded in a daylight ambush in Baghdad.
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