Bag’s Take-Away:
As members of the GOP call for military action against Syria and Iran, the costs of Afghanistan and Iraq are strangely absent from their rhetoric. I can’t imagine why anyone thinks the American public is anything but war weary. In case we need a reminder, look at this young woman and her now fatherless child. 
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(photo credit: Steve Sisney/AP  caption: Widow Lindsey McKenna and son Michael ,7, stand at the casket of husband and father Staff Sgt. Allen R. McKenna Jr. during his funeral on Tuesday, March 6, 2012, in Purcell, Okla. McKenna was killed in Afghanistan of Feb. 21, 2012.) 
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Bag’s Take-Away:

As members of the GOP call for military action against Syria and Iran, the costs of Afghanistan and Iraq are strangely absent from their rhetoric. I can’t imagine why anyone thinks the American public is anything but war weary. In case we need a reminder, look at this young woman and her now fatherless child.

via The Sacramento Bee Day in Pictures

(photo credit: Steve Sisney/AP caption: Widow Lindsey McKenna and son Michael ,7, stand at the casket of husband and father Staff Sgt. Allen R. McKenna Jr. during his funeral on Tuesday, March 6, 2012, in Purcell, Okla. McKenna was killed in Afghanistan of Feb. 21, 2012.)

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Bag’s Take-Away:

Is there some trepidation on Obama’s part in his manner and placement below the group of burley white guy public sector workers or does it just strike me that way because of the odd entitlement to be disrespectful to the President floating around?

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Bag’s Take-Away:

Is there some trepidation on Obama’s part in his manner and placement below the group of burley white guy public sector workers or does it just strike me that way because of the odd entitlement to be disrespectful to the President floating around?

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Bag’s Take-Away:
Hate to say this but photo (“helped” by endless war) reads like assembly line.
motherjones:

The Final Deployment
“I want to let the families know that the soldiers were taken care of from the time of the incident to the return to the final resting place.” —Staff Sgt. Jeffrey Holden, 34, Mortuary Affairs Specialist. Photographed at the Mortuary Affairs Collection Point, Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan.
In his series “Soldiers’ Angels,” photographer Philip Cheung focuses on the American soldiers who prepare the bodies of their dead comrades in arms for return to  the United States. Cheung spoke with Mother Jones photo editor Mark Murrmann about his project. To read the interview and see more of the mortuary series, go here.

Bag’s Take-Away:

Hate to say this but photo (“helped” by endless war) reads like assembly line.

motherjones:

The Final Deployment

“I want to let the families know that the soldiers were taken care of from the time of the incident to the return to the final resting place.” —Staff Sgt. Jeffrey Holden, 34, Mortuary Affairs Specialist. Photographed at the Mortuary Affairs Collection Point, Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan.

In his series “Soldiers’ Angels,” photographer Philip Cheung focuses on the American soldiers who prepare the bodies of their dead comrades in arms for return to the United States. Cheung spoke with Mother Jones photo editor Mark Murrmann about his project. To read the interview and see more of the mortuary series, go here.

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Tags #afghanistan war    #veterans    #Dover   

Bag’s Take-Away:

But enough about you, how about me.


(photo: Reuters caption: Former Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin (C) greets a veteran at the Rolling Thunder Memorial Day motorcycle rally on the National Mall in Washington May 29, 2011.)
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Bag’s Take-Away:

But enough about you, how about me.

(photo: Reuters caption: Former Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin (C) greets a veteran at the Rolling Thunder Memorial Day motorcycle rally on the National Mall in Washington May 29, 2011.)

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