To be honest, I had trouble getting through that article... so disgusting, so sickening.
"The time for debate is really beforehand. Obviously history will speak on whether this was the right thing or the wrong thing, but right now (the soldiers) are out there. Support 'em. There's plenty of time for commentary later." -David Robinson
I think it's tricky for politicians to talk at graduations and such. They're obviously going to talk about politics - that's their job. I think being concerned about "partisanship" it what people are actually concerned about.