May 24, 2008

BECAUSE, AS JFK SAID...:

The True Shame of the Iraq War (Richard Reeves, 5/24/08, Real Clear Politics)

This is what I thought was the American social contract when I was growing up in the land of the free and the home of the brave: You could work your way through college, and if you got a decent job, you could buy a house within a few years.

And, you deserved a bit more if you served in the military: money or loans for college and something of a break on mortgage loans. The point goes beyond the danger of military service; the important fact is that you deserve something more than being underpaid if you give up two or more years of your life while your peers are working on careers, beginning families, or getting educations that will pay dividends for life.

That's the way it was for me, and I think kids today deserve the same.


...ask what your country can do for you?

Posted by Orrin Judd at May 24, 2008 7:27 AM
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