mardi, mai 20, 2008

Whose children are they?

Bob Herbert (linked above) has a deeply distressing commentary on the toll this war is taking on our soldiers. We know suicides are going up among those who come back from Iraq. Often, they carry the terrors of what they saw and sometimes participated in back with them. We don't always perceive the scars-but their vulnerable spouses and children may be collateral damage. The upper middle class, and the governing classes, send working class men and women, often children themselves, off to fight our wars.

How can we justify condemning them to nightmares that last not one night, but possibly a lifetime?

Let's remember our troops when we are tempted to smear the opposing candidate this fall. And let's try to do the right thing for them when they need help-after all, they were there for us...

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