'm coming back to Crawford for my son. As long as the president,
who sent him to die in a senseless war, is in Crawford, that is where
I belong. I came here two and a half weeks ago for one reason, to try
and see the president and get an answer to a very simple question: What
is the noble cause that he says my son died for?
The answer to that question will not bring my son back. But it may
stop more meaningless deaths. Because every death is now a meaningless
one. And the vast majority of our country knows this. So why do more
young men and women have to die? And why do more parents have to lose
their children and live the rest of their lives with this unbearable
The presidency is not bigger than the people's will.
And when the people speak out, it's the president's responsibility
to listen. He is there to serve us, not the other way around.
This isn't about politics. It's about what is good for America and
what's best for our security and how far this president has taken us
away from both.
I'm coming back to Crawford because -- now and forever -- this is
my duty for my son, for my other children, for other parents, and for
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