Sadly, my family lost one of our own yesterday in the accident at Hawthorne. A brave young man who served tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. While I wish to hold politicians accountable for their words and actions regarding this tragedy, I do not want to overly politicize or even publicize my thoughts out of respect for his Mother, Father and immediately family (he was a cousin).
This blog, courtesy of John Galt/YouViewed.com is an excellent summary of the event, as well as Harry Reid’s despicable politicization of the event.
Allahpundit also shares his take on the events over at Hot Air.
” Think the desperate Democrats trying to punish America for daring to inflict a two-percent reduction upon their spending plans couldn’t sink any lower? Think again.
On Monday, a 60mm mortar exploded during live-fire training at Hawthorne Army Depot in Nevada, killing seven Marines and wounding several others. Fox News reports the Corps is investigating the cause of the explosion:
The Marines immediately issued an indefinite moratorium on firing of all such mortars worldwide until an investigation clears as safe the type of weapon and ammunition in the tragedy. The moratorium could last for weeks or months.”
Reid plays politics with tragedy :
” Mr. President, it’s very important we continue training our military, so important.But one of the things in sequester is we cut back in training and maintenance. That’s the way…
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