Grieving moms vs. Washington pols

Consortium News
by Robert Parry

05/22/07

Every other month, Gold Star mother Teresa Arciola drives from her home in Westchester County, New York, to Arlington Cemetery in Virginia, sits on her son’s grave and reads aloud from ‘Corduroy,’ his favorite baby book. Another mother spent winter afternoons in a sleeping bag stretched across her son’s final resting place. The unspeakable suffering of these parents of dead soldiers stands in marked contrast to the maneuvering over the Iraq War now underway across the river in Washington. There, George W. Bush appears quietly planning another escalation of the Iraq War — possibly doubling U.S. combat troops by Christmas — and many members of Congress are frightened of the political repercussions if they stand up to him...

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