Leave no child …

“Leave no child behind” was one of the favorite slogans of the Bush 2000 campaign. They “borrowed” it from the Children’s Defense Fund, who weren’t very happy about it, according to a report from Ralph Nader. Since his election, Bush watchers have been pointing out the huge discrepancy between the slogan and the actual policies of the Bush administration. Several have suggested that “leave no millionaire behind” would be more accurate. As I read reports like this one describing the expected impact of US military action on Iraqi children, it occurs to me that a more appropriate mantra for W’s Warlords might be “Leave no child alive”.

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