March 29, 2006
"Well, the girls do have their priorities."
Rep. William Lacy Clay Jr. (in a speech at a St. Louis Community College):
"I have a question for President Bush. If you really believe that the war that you started in Iraq is a fight to defeat terrorism and to defend our freedoms, why haven't your girls enlisted?"Believe it or not, the speech got better:
"President Bush took this country to war by choice, not because we had to fight but because he wanted a fight."
Clay said that during World War II, President Franklin Roosevelt's sons enlisted and added: "That is a perfect example of the difference between a truly courageous wartime president and an incompetent chickenhawk who prefers to risk the lives of other American's children."