That a man who himself served in an ill-advised war should now lose a son to a war the father tried to prevent is almost too painful to contemplate. All the deaths in Iraq are wrenching for the families involved. Perhaps this one might bring an extra moment’s reflection, or shame, to the people now persisting in a doomed policy. Perhaps.
Here's a revealing Atlantic interview with Bacevich, a patriot who cared deeply about the military, which is why he opposes the continuation of the war that killed his son.