So the House passed a 97-word, non-binding resolution that gives President Bush a thorough tut-tutting. It’s even “bipartisan,” since 17 Republicans voted for it (and 2 Dems, Jim Marshall of Georgia and Gene Taylor of Mississippi, voted against).
As if to emphasize the fact that it doesn’t really matter, the Pentagon announced today that it’s accelerating the deployment of 1,000 additional troops to Iraq. The division was originally scheduled to go in June, but they’ll go next month instead.
And yesterday, Marine Captain Jennifer Harris of Swampscott, who died in Iraq on Feb. 7, came home.
The blue lights from the police cruisers flashed as the 14-car procession, which included a black hearse, turned slowly onto Elwin Street. Marine Captain Jennifer J. Harris, had been scheduled to return from her third tour of Iraq on Wednesday. Her homecoming was a day later and infinitely sadder than planned. Harris, 28, was killed Feb. 7 along with six other service members after insurgents shot down the helicopter she was piloting in Anbar Province. She was the first servicewoman from Massachusetts to die in combat in the Iraq war.
Her funeral is Monday. Governor Patrick will attend.