Ticker-tape Parade For Football Players But Not Soldiers?

Posted by | February 13, 2012 13:39 | Filed under: Top Stories

There is more pressure for a ticker-tape parade for returning Iraq veterans.

“Getting Super Bowl-champ football players a parade in their hometowns is never an issue. But Iraq War veterans?” Paul Rieckhoff, founder of the Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America, wrote in a blog post this week. “For some reason, they’re running into all kinds of resistance.”

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg said that New York isn’t holding a parade at this time because Pentagon officials told the city they don’t want to have one with troops still fighting in Afghanistan.

“We simply don’t think a national-level parade is appropriate while we continue to have America’s sons and daughters in harm’s way,” said Col. David Lapan, spokesman for Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Martin Dempsey.

A parade in St. Louis two weeks ago is increasing the pressure to have one more parades around the country.


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By: Alan

Alan Colmes is the publisher of Liberaland.

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