1st Lt. Andrew J. Bacevich
This being Memorial Day weekend I think this is a very appropriate story.
I cannot for the life of me even begin to imagine what it would be like to loose a child. Let alone a child in a war that you as the parent vehemently opposed. Mr. Bacevich ends his piece by saying:
I know that my son did his best to serve our country. Through my own opposition to a profoundly misguided war, I thought I was doing the same. In fact, while he was giving his all, I was doing nothing. In this way, I failed him.I have to disagree.
In no way did Mr. Bacevich let down his son.
He raised his voice as best he could to call into questions policies that were and are vastly flawed.
In fact, it is we the America people who've let down his son.
We are at war and the only people who have sacrificed anything are the men and women in the military and their families.