...and a dollar short.

See Jim Henley's, John Cole's, and Kevin Drum's Memorial Day tributes. I'm not going to try to add to those.

Give them some time for reflection, and then if you want, move on to the, "Is it appropriate to criticize (or to try to boost support for) the Iraq War on Memorial Day?" debate. Sub-debates include, "Is it more problematic to do this if you specifically question what the recently dead soldiers gave their lives for? Is it more problematic for Kieran Healy to do this than it is for the President? Is the fact that the President did it (if you correctly agree that he did) a justification or excuse for Kieran Healy doing it, if one of those were needed?"

Yes, yes, no, no.