Grieving Parents in Ohio
And show their support for Cindy's protest in Crawford...
The day after burying their son, parents of a fallen Marine urged President Bush to either send more reinforcements to Iraq or withdraw U.S. troops altogether. "We feel you either have to fight this war right or get out," Rosemary Palmer, mother of Lance Cpl. Edward Schroeder II, said Tuesday.
Schroeder, 23, died two weeks ago in a roadside explosion, one of 16 Ohio-based Marines killed recently in Iraq. The soldier's father said his son and other Marines were being misused as a stabilizing force in Iraq. "Our comments are not just those of grieving parents," Paul Schroeder said in front of the couple's home. "They are based on anger, Mr. President, not grief. Anger is an honest emotion when someone's family has been violated."
The couple applauded Cindy Sheehan, the mother of a fallen soldier who has camped out in protest near Bush's ranch in Crawford, Texas, for bringing the war to the public's attention. "We consider her the Rosa Parks of the new movement opposing the Iraq war," Palmer said.If Schroeder's dissent with Team Bush gets a tenth of the media coverage usually reserved for missing girls in Aruba or celebrity pedophiles, expect the Smear Machine to follow.