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Heavy-Handed Politics

"€œGod willing, with the force of God behind it, we shall soon experience a world
without the United States and Zionism."€ -- Iran President Ahmadi-Nejad

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

American Legion Leader Rebukes Edwards

NEW YORK (AP) - Democrat John Edwards' call for voters to speak out against the Iraq war on Memorial Day weekend has drawn criticism from a leader of the American Legion, who called the effort 'revolting.'

In an e-mail message and on his Web site, Edwards asks supporters to honor and pray for the troops over the Memorial Day weekend and to send them care packages and treats. But the presidential candidate also urges supporters to use the holiday to denounce the war—an effort Paul Morin, national commander of the American Legion, decried as an attempt to 'politicize' the day.

'Revolting is a kind word for it. It's as inappropriate as a political bumper sticker on an Arlington headstone,' Morin wrote on the Legion's Web site. Read on.


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