Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Not Their Kids

Here is a question: Does anyone know of anybody who has died in this war and who is a child of a member of the Bush Administration? Does anyone know of a person who has been wounded in this war and who is a child of a member of the Bush Administration? Here we are, 4,000 Americans dead and about 29,000 wounded and none of them, as far as we know, are the children of the people who got us into this mess.

Of course, we shouldn't be so hard on the Bushies, because according to Vice-President Dick Cheney, the person who is sacrificing the most is George W. Bush. Here is a question from an ABC News reporter and here is Cheney's answer:

Q. from Martha Raddatz: "I want to start with the milestone today of 4,000 dead in Iraq. Americans. And just what effect do you think it has on the country?"

A. from Dick, the Duck-Hunter, Cheney: It obviously brings home I think for a lot of people the cost that's involved in the global war on terror in Iraq and Afghanistan. It places a special burden obviously on the families, and we recognize, I think — it's a reminder of the extent to which we are blessed with families who've sacrificed as they have. The president carries the biggest burden, obviously. He's the one who has to make the decision to commit young Americans, but we are fortunate to have a group of men and women, the all-volunteer force, who voluntarily put on the uniform and go in harm's way for the rest of us."

More than anything that we have seen come from the mouth of Dick Cheney, this points out how the Bush Administration sees the world. Apparently, according to the DH, losing a child over in Iraq is not greater than the sacrifice that Bubble-Boy is making. Apparently having a loved one wounded in Iraq is not as great as BB's sacrifice. What more needs to be said about this Administration?

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