I can only imagine what it must be like to receive a letter from the government stating that your son/daughter has been killed in combat.
But . . . it’s a necessary aspect of war.
Still . . . is it too much to ask of the President that he NOT sign these letter with a green felt-tip marker? Is it too much to ask that Rumsfeld personally sign these letters instead of using an automated machine?
A retired colonel weighs in.