David Corn echoes the thoughts of Operation Yellow Elephant
Fortunate Son...and Daughters/Bush and Tillman/Thompson's Disorder:
During a press conference on Thursday, George W. Bush said,If the President thinks there is more fighting to be done, what better way to indicate his desire to win than to encourage his own children and those of his friends and family to Man Up and Enlist? After all, the reigning Queen of England wore khaki during WWII, training and serving as a truck and tank mechanic during her service.
The first question one has to ask on Iraq is, is it worth it? I could not send a mother's child into combat if I did not believe it was necessary for our short-term and long-term security to succeed in Iraq.
This was part of his response to the last question of the session. So there was no chance for a reporter to ask a follow-up. But what would be the natural next question?
Mr. President, given that you believe the Iraq war must be prosecuted in order to protect the United States, have you asked your own daughters to join the armed services in order to fight in Iraq?
That would be a tough but fair query. If he's sending other children into battle, why not his own? But would a White House reporter put such a pointed question to Bush? Given that the war will not be over anytime in the near future, the chance to pose this question to Bush will come again.
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