True Patriots, True Heroes.
The troops mind you, not the pandering politicians.
US troops in Iraq mark July 4 holiday
July 4, 2007
BAGHDAD --Hundreds of U.S. troops marked the Fourth of July by re-enlisting in the military Wednesday while others took their oaths of American citizenship in ceremonies at the main U.S. headquarters in Iraq.
A total of 588 troops signed up for another stint in the military, according to a U.S. military statement. Another 161 became naturalized American citizens.
Visiting Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., congratulated the new citizens and spoke of the hardships endured fighting in an unpopular war.
"You know that you who have endured the dangers and deprivations of war so that the worst thing would not befall us, so that America might be secure in our freedom," McCain said. "As you know, the war in which you have fought has divided the American people. But it has divided no American in their admiration for you. We all honor you."
Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., led the new citizens in the Pledge of Allegiance.
What do you want to bet that this visit was timed for McCain and makes it into a campaign ad?
It just screams photo op. Truly disgusting.