If Ye Break Faith with Us who Die, We Shall not Sleep, Though Poppies Grow in Flanders Fields

Politico, Trump attacks McCain: ‘I like people who weren’t captured’ (July 18, 2015)

Jeffrey Goldberg, Trump: Americans Who Died in War Are ‘Losers’ and ‘Suckers’

Jeffrey Goldberg is editor-in-chief of The Atlantic. The editor-in-chief of The Atlantic does not just make shit up.

Washington Post, ‘The last full measure of his disgrace’: Veterans scorn Trump over report that he calls fallen soldiers ‘losers’

Aardvark’s Addendum

It is high time for the folks who heard Trump say what he said to step out from behind their cloak of “anonymity,” man up, and tell us directly what they know. Looking at you, General Kelly.

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In Flanders fields the poppies blow

Between the crosses, row on row,

    That mark our place; and in the sky

    The larks, still bravely singing, fly

Scarce heard amid the guns below.


We are the Dead. Short days ago

We lived, felt dawn, saw sunset glow,

    Loved and were loved, and now we lie,

        In Flanders fields.


Take up our quarrel with the foe:

To you from failing hands we throw

    The torch; be yours to hold it high.

    If ye break faith with us who die

We shall not sleep, though poppies grow

        In Flanders fields.

John McCrae