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A follow-up to yesterday's post about Rock the Vote's Democratic candidate worship session being broadcast in my son's classroom.
My son explained this about why he and his classmates (18 year olds who will vote next year) were not impressed with the selection of Democratic presidential wanna-bes:
"They (the candidates) all claimed that troop morale is low, that the soldiers don't want to be over there. They all said we should leave Iraq right away."
Now, I recognize that only most, not all of the Dems feel that way, but for a teenager his accuracy was typical. Still I explained to him that some were in favor of us staying. Then I asked him how his classmates felt about it. Many of them have parents deployed in Iraq, indefinitely, and the rest are well aware that their mom or dad could go any time.
"They think those guys are all full of crap. Everyone made fun of them."
"Everyone?" I asked him, mindful of his previous mild exaggeration, "Even those with a deployed parent?"
"Yea, even them. One girl in my class works at Landstuhl (the large Army Medical Center here where the wounded in Iraq are recovering) and she says that they say it will all be worth it."
"The wounded, she says they say it will all be worth it."
End of conversation.
Rock the vote? You bet they will. The kids are all right.