« Sex and Statistics | Main | Crazy and Arrogant McAuliffe »

July 16, 2003

Military Family Blames Bush for Deaths

A sad story about the death of Edward Herrgott:

Funeral services will be held this week in Shakopee for Edward James Herrgott, the first Minnesotan to die in the war with Iraq. Herrgott, a member of the 1st Armored Division, fell victim to sniper fire while on patrol in Baghdad on July 3...

His aunt, Mary, says Americans could best honor her nephew by recognizing the threats U.S. troops continue to face in Iraq.

"We have some issues with the fact that President Bush declared combat over on May 1. Combat is not over. We don't even know who's firing at us right now, and all of our soldiers are at great risk of being picked off as Jim was. And that's a shame. And then President Bush made a comment a week ago, and he said, 'bring it on.' They brought it on and now my nephew is dead."

Posted by Nathan at July 16, 2003 04:12 PM