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  •  Yes, it was very moving. Seeing the president (5+ / 0-)
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    capelza, rb608, Dunvegan, eXtina, vc2

    in the photo at WaPo this morning choked me up. It was the right thing to do and he did it. How rare for a president to honor the soldier in silence, for hours?

    I really don't understand how bipartisanship is ever going to work when one of the parties is insane. - John Cole

    by Gorette on Thu Oct 29, 2009 at 08:37:32 AM PDT

    •  that is what makes it so special (3+ / 0-)
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      not just that he went and honored them, but he did so for hours, in silence apart from the time spent with the families privately before the fallen were taken off the carrier.

      It would have been easy to go, to meet the families and then leave. Or to stay while the first few were brought home.  No one would have dissed him if he left then but he stood with every one of the families and the colleagues.  Holder went to honor the DEA agents who fell and stayed for them all as well.

      He went with the commander on to the aircraft, he took every step with the colleagues of these fallen heroes and did not shirk any of it.  He could even have stood there on the tarmac but not gone into the aircraft..

      i guess i mean he did it all, for those hours he was not just the CIC but a soldier like the others who stayed for the hours to respectfully honor their brothers.  Maybe not officially but in the heart.

      "I know we will have differences. Put them aside. It is so easy to focus on where we don't agree and to lose the big picture. Fight until we win" -Kwickkick

      by vc2 on Thu Oct 29, 2009 at 09:59:23 AM PDT

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