ACTION ALERT: Ask Bush to Honor Fallen Soldiers
November 20, 2003
Act for Change / Working Assets
While American casualties in Iraq increase daily, President Bush is turning a cold shoulder to the grieving families of slain American servicemen and women.
President Bush, Honor Fallen Soldiers and Attend a Funeral or Memorial
As of November 17th, 422 American soldiers have been killed in Iraq, over 2,200 have been wounded and there are an average of 35 attacks on Americans every day, yet President Bush has not attended a funeral or memorial of a single American killed in action.
Regardless of one‚s feelings about the war in Iraq, American servicemen and women who follow orders and pay the ultimate price deserve our respect. This is especially true for President Bush, their Commander-in-Chief, who sent them into the face of danger in Iraq. President Bush‚s predecessors ˜ Clinton, Bush Sr., Reagan and Carter ˜ all attended memorials or funerals for soldiers killed in action.
Call on President Bush to show his respect for our fallen soldiers by addressing the rising casualties in Iraq and attending at least one funeral or memorial for soldiers killed in Iraq.
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Goal: 100,000 signatures
Dear President Bush,
As of November 17th, 422 American soldiers have been killed in Iraq, over 2,100 have been wounded and there are an average of 35 attacks on Americans every day, yet you have not attended the funeral of a single American killed in action. After 15 Americans were killed when their helicopter was shot down on November 2nd, the bloodiest day since the "end of major hostilities," you did not address the press or the public about the incident. It is being reported that this is because your aides do not wish to see you linked to a daily body count, as President Johnson was in Vietnam.
Mr. President, American servicemen and women who pay the ultimate price in the service of their country deserve our respect. They do not deserve to be swept under the carpet because their deaths are politically inconvenient. Please show our fallen soldiers the respect they deserve by addressing the American people on the subject of the mounting casualties in Iraq and by attending at least one funeral or memorial for our soldiers killed in Iraq.
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