Rick Perry is asking a question others have ask...With the withdrawal from Iraq complete, should there have been parades for the returning troops ?....The Pentagon has said it sends a mixed message since troops are still fighting in nearby Afghanistan. Governor Perry says it political and that Democrats who opposed the Iraq War don't want to celebrate the withdrawal.
Parades sometimes seem to be more for the politicians than the troops....I wonder if after all those tours over there, troops aren't just interested in seeing home and family. They worked hard and deserve a break.....not a show...
There are other ways you can show your appreciation...like by just saying 'thank you.'
Perry: Obama Should Have Held Parade to Honor Iraq Troops - Rebecca Kaplan - NationalJournal.com