Many people make the case that Jenna & Barbara Bush should be sent to Iraq and while it is a nice argument, it just doesn't make logistical sense. The Secret Service protection alone would preclude their unit from accomplishing anything. Jenna and Barbara should make some kind of commitment to serve our country if indeed daddy's war plan in Iraq is a noble cause. You know, making a good example for the rest of us.
The Bush family is a great example of the current administration and so many of our elected officials not being touched by the war.
I only know of one elected official who shares the pain that 2322 families are suffering due to the loss of a loved one in the War in Iraq. Becky Lourey, a state Senator from Minnestoa has a unique platform in speaking out against the war. Becky Lourey lost her son, Matt in Iraq May 26, 2005. On Democracy Now, Amy Goodman described her this way:
Lourey was a leading opponent in her state of the invasion of Iraq. In March 2003, she authored an antiwar resolution signed by eighteen other state senators. She said she spoke out against the Iraq war because “this war is alienating us from the rest of the world, and I believe that this occupation in Iraq is making Americans less safe."
I do know that if the younger members of the Bush family think this is such a noble cause they should all be doing more to serve the country. We don't know if they have been encouraged to do so, but with the matriarch of the family, Barbara Bush making statements like this
"Why should we hear about body bags and deaths? It's not relevant. So why should I waste my beautiful mind on something like that?"
Military Service Eligible Children of George W. Bush
Military Service Eligible Children of Jeb Bush
George P. Bush
John Ellis Bush Jr.
Military Service Eligible Children of Neil Bush
Military Service Eligible Children of Marvin Bush
Military Service Eligible Children of Dorothy Bush Koch
My son, Lt Ken Ballard will always have been a better man than any of them will ever be.