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The Big Apple -- blowout -- this week to welcome him to answer.
Ticker tape parade through lower Manhattan's canyon of heroes -- New York is hesitant to do the same for our troops coming home from Iraq.
That's reportedly because -- -- -- the an -- as the Pentagon -- argue calls -- to reconsider that congressman Michael Britons want them.
Marina republic and -- -- new York and also with me now from the power user.
Good morning to you I'm doing well good morning make your best case why we should have that -- now well first and foremost because I remember after returning from combat liberating Kuwait with the United States Marine Corps.
And the rest of the armed services I had the honor and privilege of marking.
In a parade and I got to tell you it was an unbelievable experience one that I will treasure them.
The rest of my life.
And our heroes.
Returning from harm's way deserve that and so much more and I know that all the veterans returning Staten Island and Brooklyn in my district.
I want to be there waving a flag and cheering them on as they walked through the candidate -- I don't disagree with that at all in fact I join -- incorporated like that but but there are those who are you listen you still have Marines.
Army soldiers members of the military who are in harm's way.
Be it in Iraq at a much reduced level but also significantly in Afghanistan.
Have a time to do this right now is not now what would you say to them.
Well I would say that that's an absolutely valid argument.
And it's one that we cannot ignore.
But what's really analyzed this what we're saying is that everyone wants to do the right thing and I think that's the message that our troops need to hear is that yes we need to work out some of the logistics and the timing but there is no question that eventually -- -- going to be a welcome home parade for our heroes and -- -- heroes among heroes so that absolutely valid and seeing some of these.
Some of those those that would be eligible to march.
That served in Iraq.
Can't march because -- now -- again in harm's way in Afghanistan very valid argument we need to work through that but again the message is we want to.
Hold debris but I landlord and that's been here are you sure and you try to get ahead -- this right now on the did you want this to happen now.
I -- for the same exact reasons obviously I want to have a -- I'd like -- Have to -- we can but I certainly understand that there's a lot of parents a lot of spouses at home a lot of children that don't have their moms and dads that's.
Served in Iraq that are now in Afghanistan and in May may feel like they should be here so it's it's very compelling -- is not an easy thing but again.
The argument and the beat.
He's about doing the right thing overall for all our troops and that's what I'm.
Support K Paul right cop works with the IA -- that's the Iraq Afghanistan veterans association.
He tweeted the following on as big a fan as they come but why did the giants get a Britney can heroes and not our nation's military if that does happen.
What does that say about us as a society and our priorities.
His group is pushing this in a significant way and eventually he and you may get your wish.
I would expect that to happen at some point but why do why -- others saying that the Pentagon is resistant on this and the White House has resist.
And on -- -- again I I think it's out of respect it's it's not for the wrong reasons it's for the right reasons I think there it's a respect issue to say if we get a hold.
The people who read for those that -- that -- Iraq and rightfully so nobody debates that they absolutely deserve a parade.
But many of them are still in Afghanistan and won't be able to be here to march an apparatus that's the issue the issue is if we can't do what role should we not wait.
Until we can do what -- -- I think that's a valid argument that would be the effort is gaining momentum mostly up or goes Michael Taylor and I there's no question I wanna see through -- -- -- to operate Stuart Michael Graham thank you for your.
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