A poignant interview with Minnisota Senator Becky Lourey whose son died in Iraq 2 weeks ago. Senator Lourey had authored a resolution in the senate signed by 18 other state senators opposing the invasion of Iraq.
I was reminded of a black US friend of mine whose brother was killed in Viet-Nam. When I expressed my concern to her about him enlisting, that black youths were only fodder for US economic interests, she replied that she couldn't dissuade him since he was unemployed and said it would provide him with a job. Less than a year later he was killed in action. Senator Lourey and her husband had been activists in the movement against the war in Viet-Nam.