Sen. Robert Byrd, in the well (not the sewer well, which would have been fitting for the former Klansmen) of the Senate, on 6 May:
“To me, it is an affront to the Americans killed or injured in Iraq for the President to exploit the trappings of war for the momentary spectacle of a speech.”
“I believe that our military forces deserve to be treated with respect and dignity, and not used as stage props to embellish a presidential speech.”
Have the Democrats become the Grouch Marx Party? Who are we to believe? The left-wing, or our lying eyes?
The faces of sheer exploitation. It makes me want to cry, they look so abused. How dare Bush?