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Democratic National Committee Forgets That All People Have Equal Value

A new ad produced by the Democratic National Committee rightly criticizes Senator John McCain for his support of endless war.

You can see the ad by clicking here.

However, the commercial misses the mark in an important regard.

A graphic in the spot references “Over 4000 dead.”

Just over 4000 U.S. troops have died in the war.

What’s left out is the number of Iraqi civilians who have been killed. 

Iraq Body Count suggests that number is over 85,000.

Without forgetting that Saddam Hussein was a brutal dictator, it’s clear that the number of innocent Iraqis who have died is high.

Every life has equal value. One person does not have more value than another person because of where they were born or where they live. 

This is a value that should be reflected by our party of the left.

This unwillingness to give equal value to all persons is consistent with the lack of conversation by Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama about the ongoing world food crisis.    

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May 8, 2008 - Posted by | Campaign 2008, Politics | , , , , , , , , ,

3 Comments »

  1. there have been over 4000 suicides and tens of thousands attempted suicides by our troops, they should show mccain nailing jesus to the cross in exchange for oil and power. he is sick,

    Comment by bill brady | May 8, 2008

  2. Senator McCain does seem to lack some basic values and decency.

    Comment by Neil Aquino | May 8, 2008

  3. I have a feeling that McCain is more happier than Obama or Hillary! But we shall see come the general election. :)

    http://goodtimepolitics.com/2008/05/07/conservatives-happier-than-liberals/

    Comment by goodtimepolitics | May 8, 2008


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