Monday, July 25, 2005

Purple Hearts are Off Limits Once More

During the 2004 Republican convention, when Republicans wanted to dispense with John Kerry, conventioneers mocked Purple Heart awards. Anybody could get them. You didn't even have to be injured. They were meaningless.

Remember this?

And this?

But now, the convention and campaign are over, and the media and veterans groups can go back to being concerned about how the Purple Heart is revered.

I'm glad we got that straightened out.

Seems I don't remember much outrage from veterans groups when the Republicans did their dishonorable routine. But a movie, ah yes, that must be confronted.

1 comment:

The Rogue Progressive said...

Thanks for bringing this up. It reminds me of how the Kerry people let the Bushies off on this one and how the bloody shirt wavers have beat the snot out of whiny Democrats with their jingoistic propoganda.

The Purple Heart band-aids should have made the Rep convention into the 68 Dem convention, but alas, the Dems let it go (did Kerry mention their slandering the troops in the debates? No).