Dan Pink observes that the administration’s Iraq hawks haven’t served in the military and that those calling for caution are the ones that have served. He proposes that
- Any political leader who favors attacking Iraq must also offer a son, daughter, or other close relative to serve on the front lines of the war.
Pink also introduces the Spence Abraham prize for hypocritical conservatives who denounce a government agency and its laws, go on to run those very same agencies under Republican presidents, and agree to enforce the very laws they have attacked. There may be no higher journalistic calling than exposing hypocrisy.