Comments on: Profile of courage http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/08/27/profile-of-courage/ Thu, 21 Jul 2016 07:57:19 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Mike http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/08/27/profile-of-courage/#comment-22200 Mon, 31 Aug 2009 00:36:57 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=5111#comment-22200 I fully agree that Kennedy was entitled to be buried in Arlington, as he was. And it is correct to say that he voted against the Iraqi war. In his 40-some years as a Senator, he did some good things and some not-so-good things.

Two of his lowest moments were The Kopechne affair and his unbelievable personal villification of Robert Bork following his nomination for the USSC by Reagan. If ever one were to look for a beginning of the current villainous tone of the ongoing American political debates, the remarks of Kennedy against the nomination of Bork would be the answer.

–Mike

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By: jack S http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/08/27/profile-of-courage/#comment-22169 Sun, 30 Aug 2009 01:41:56 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=5111#comment-22169 Ted Kennedy did serve in the military and was given a military burial in line with his rank. Nothing more. Whether you liked them or not the Kennedy’s gave to this country so much more than most of us that sit back and critcize them but never have solutions or get our duffs off the couch. I’m a conservative but can’t help admire him for having convictions.

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By: Gerald Menezes http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/08/27/profile-of-courage/#comment-22131 Sat, 29 Aug 2009 05:47:27 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=5111#comment-22131 A great and Nobleman,who championed the cause of the forgotten,the poor,the marginalized and had the courage of his convictions.Will be sorely missed for his very rich legacy.God bless him.

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By: Jim M http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/2009/08/27/profile-of-courage/#comment-22129 Sat, 29 Aug 2009 03:41:23 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/great-debate/?p=5111#comment-22129 Senator Kennedy has to be admired for his duration in office and long time line of involvement in historic events on both the winning and losing sides. However, I am unclear under what term Senator Kennedy has the right to be buried in Arlington. He neither served in the military nor earned a military medal of honor, nor was president. It appears that the Kennedy family is abusing its position and power by disregarding the rules that we “common” people have to obey. Even worse he disrespects those who earned the right to be in Arlington.

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