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Giants Get A Parade, Iraq Vets Get ... Dinner

February 7, 2012

With Obama now rising in some polls, Romney seems to be running out of good talking points these days. So here's a freebie for ya, Mitt. Look, we certainly don't want to begrudge the New York/Jersey Giants their just deserts. But isn't there something just a little lopsided about the fact that the Super Bowl winners are getting a ticker-tape parade through Manhattan today, while the Obama administration prefers to restrict the honors for our war veterans to a polite dinner

OK, fine, the Giants actually won something, and America's devastating and horrifically costly experience in Iraq was so far from a win that we may end up with little more than Saddam-lite, as my colleague Yochi Dreazen has written.

But let's have a sense of proportion, shall we? According to Veterans for Common Sense, America has now suffered 108,974 total war zone casualties since 9/11/01, most of them in Iraq. That includes 6,211 dead. Yet when was the last time you heard about a national event honoring our recently withdrawn troops from Iraq?

If they don't get a parade, can we at least give them a Wall? And will Obama need to do more--a lot more--in an election year?

 

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