Day By Day© by Chris Muir.

Thursday, May 26, 2005

Above and beyond

Kathryn Roth-Douquet's husband is a Marine who left for Iraq, leaving her behind, as well as their children. Here's what Roth-Douquet has to say about their family's choice:

Military families make the conscious decision to be engaged in 'extreme citizenship.' When we are called, we will stand. We choose this life understanding that there is a constitutional role for the military. That role is not to make policy, but to respond with ability and honor when called to action by our nation's elected leaders. No one — war critic or advocate — could want the military to behave otherwise. It's called civilian control of the military, and it's a bulwark of our democracy.
Hat tip: Gee Dubya (great find, GW)