The screaming leftards have finally gotten their way. Defense Secretary Gates has given in to their manufactured anti-war outrage. He will now allow flag draped coffins to be used as anti-America propaganda by the foam-at-the-mouth leftists who are still angry about us winning the Iraq war.
WASHINGTON (CNN) -- The Pentagon will lift its ban on media coverage of the flag-draped coffins of war victims arriving at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said Thursday.This has been a sore subject for me. Regardless of where you stand on the war, you know there are casualties; the government is not hiding anything. In fact, each death is announced, along with the person's name and a picture if available. That is a small but fitting recognition of a hero's ultimate sacrifice. Taking pictures of coffins and having ideological spats over them disrespects our fallen patriots.
But the families of the victims will have the final say on whether to allow the coverage, he said.
I particularly detest those smirking bed-wetters who use a picture of flag draped coffins as their avatar when they post their self-indulgent, left-wing, anti-American, fleck-spittle, diaper rash rants. Every time I have the misfortune to stumble upon some libtard pant-load using a picture of coffins in some public internet forum, I deliver this message to them:
Unless you knew every person in each of those flag draped coffins, and knew that they agree with your political point of view, you are exploiting them. I doubt you ever stood at attention while they loaded or unloaded one of those boxes onto a C-130 you were on. You probably never ran your hand over the fabric of the flag and said a silent prayer before you went down the ramp. You probably never had to see one of your friends leave theater in one of those coffins. You are exploiting fallen heroes for your own smirking, petty purposes.
To paraphrase that old poem:
It's not the America-hating liberal college professor or the unhinged, ranting street protester that gives you the right to be an ignorant, unpatriotic moron. It is the American soldier, who serves under, and is wrapped in, the flag you spit on and burn. God Bless America.