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The pain he's feeling these days is the pain of truth !!!

Oh, that's rich.

you'd never know it by the number of soldier funerals he's attended

Not a lot of presidents have in the past. Most instances of a presidential visits to memorial services are for general services honoring multiple soldiers killed simultaneously.

LBJ is an exception, but there is a reason for it: He is shown to have attended two funerals for men killed in Vietnam - one was for the son of a WH correspondent, and the other was for a Major General that he had met in Vietnam. In other words, both had some sort of personal ties to him

Nixon didn't attend any

Carter attended a service for all of the soldiers killed in the hostage rescue attempt, but again it was one service for all of the fallen

Reagan attended services for soldiers killed in the barracks attack in Beirut, and another for soldiers killed on the USS Stark

Bush Sr.: There are no records of his attending any soldier funerals, although Marlin Fitzwater says that he attended many

Clinton attended a service for the soldiers killed on the Cole, and another service for the victims of the Oklahoma City bombing. Again, these were services honoring all who died, not individual soldiers

It's no wonder that Bush doesn't attend the services of soldiers. If he did, this is how it would be played out:

If there was a way Shrub could raise campaign funds at these funerals, he'd be there...Having Shrub attend a funeral service or a public memorial service would serve as a stark reminder it's not "Mission Accomplished" and that things aren't going as well as we were promised...

Your indignation over this "slight" is seen as just another way to take a swipe at Bush, another way to hold him to a higher standard than you've held others simply because you don't like him. That's fine, that's what politics is all about. Just don't expect me to buy it.

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