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Sunday, March 20, 2005

A small aside to those who think that those who support the Iraq war have no stake in it

I read this interesting article on CNN's website discussing how around half a dozen members of Congress have children who are serving or have served during the current war in Iraq. Congress is comprised of 535 members. This makes it roughly 1% of all members of Congress who have been directly affected by the war in Iraq, who sent their own children into harm's way. While it must have been a truly heartbreaking decision for each and every one of them, this is something that goes far beyond politics, and as such, the only reason anyone in that situation would vote in favor of the war in Iraq is if they truly felt that it was the right thing to do. So to Michael Moore-on and his ilk, think about that the next time you feel like ranting about how it's just mean old men sending other people's kids to war. Though, to be honest, thinking would be a new activity for people on the far left, and, to be fair, the far right.

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