I am showing a link to the Highway of Heroes becuase i was mentioning it and not sure if everyone has seen it
Originally Posted by Gary Slusser
Picture 5 shows the coffin coming off the plane and picture 6 shows his friends carrying the coffin to the car.
I can't see any coffins in your youtube piece, I do see them being blocked from sight actually.
I didn't know the policy was to prevent idiots ruining funerals or using it for political means.
What do you see as a difference other than Canadians being behaved without the need for a US like regulation that prevented some Americans' bad behavour?
Thank you, being a vet myself i could not be anything else.
If you want to respect your fallen soldiers, I'm all for it and you.
I thought the policy was because people would be angry at the goverment and not support the war if they saw how many soldiers were dying.
I believe the Bush policy in the US respected our fallen soldiers and had some Canadians used their fallen soldiers for antiwar propaganda as was done here in the US, well I would have supported a no picture policy there too.
Do i like Bush? No sorry don't and never did.
So the question is why wouldn't you do the same for us? Or are you one of those Bush bashers regardless of the facts?
If that is the reason why the policy was made then yes i would have made it illegal to interupt a funeral. I think that is disgusting, you can say what you want about the war but not about the people risking there lives.
Are you aware of the people that now show up at the funerals of US soldiers here to disrupt the funeral with their antiwar noisy demonstrations, placards and signs etc.? Do you consider that being respectful to fallen soldiers and does it matter that they are US soldiers?
How about their families and friends? IIRC, recently our socialist democrat congress has denied to make that illegal. Would you support a law or policy to make that activity illegal, as I do? Would you if it were your son's or daughter's funeral? Niece or nephew? A friends'?
That is what i asked, i have not seen or heard anything and i thought someone down there would have heard before i would have.
Another IIRC thingy, I believe that no picture policy was rescinded because just a week or so ago I saw TV showing IIRC 7 US flag draped coffins inside the plane as they were brought home.