Thursday, August 03, 2006

Unequal Opportunities

[[W A R]] * Following the death on Saturday of Marine Corps Corporal Phillip E. Baucus, the 28-year-old nephew of U.S. Senator Max Baucus (D-Montana), who was killed in combat in Iraq’s Anbar province, The New York Times decided to look into whether the folks supervising America’s involvement in Middle East wars--officials in the Bush White House--have any of their own children on the front lines, facing the varieties of violence that they send other young men and women off to confront.

As the Times reported today, “A White House aide, who requested anonymity because his information was preliminary, said ... that he knew of no top Bush administration official who had a relative who had served in Iraq and Afghanistan.”

No wonder Dubya and Co. aren’t trying to end the violence; it’s other families that must bear the burden of their wrong decisions.

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