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Do You Want a Parade to Celebrate the End of War in Iraq?

Ticker-tape parade
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Ticker-tape parade

Republican presidential candidate and Texas Governor Rick Perry slammed President Obama today while on the campaign trail – for not having organized a parade to honor the troops who fought in the Iraq War. Perry told a crowd of diners in an Iowa restaurant:

“Maybe it’s because this war is unpopular for the Democrats, I don’t know. But Mr. President, our soldiers come first. And it comes before party politics. We need to welcome our soldiers home.”

Pentagon officials say that no one has asked them to plan one. (Read more from Home Post)