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.
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.
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.