Friday, September 17, 2004

First Lady Interrupted by Dead Soldier's Mom

At a September 16, 2004 republican rally in New Jersey, a woman wearing a T-shirt with the words "President Bush You Killed My Son" and a picture of a soldier killed in Iraq was detained after she interrupted Mrs. Bush's speech.

Police escorted Sue Niederer of Hopewell out of the rally after she demanded to know why her son, Army 1st Lt. Seth Dvorin, 24, was killed in Iraq. Dvorin died in February while trying to disarm a bomb.

As shouts of "Four More Years" subsided, Niederer, standing in the middle of the crowd of about 700, continued to shout about the killing of her son. Secret Service and local police escorted her out of the event, handcuffed her and placed her in the back of a police van.

The first lady continued speaking, and several people shouted back at Niederer. One woman yelled, "Your son chose to fight in that war."

This is the sad mentality of the republicans. People shouted down a distraught mother who lost her son, and the First Lady made no attempt to stop them or to try to console her. Instead they all treated this poor mother like dirt.

So explain to me again how the Bush family and the republicans are 'compassionate.'