Son of US Professor Opposed to War is Killed in Iraq


Bush and the Iraq war, cartoonFrom the Boston Globe in the USA:

Son of Professor Opposed to War is Killed in Iraq

by Brian MacQuarrie

BOSTON – Boston University professor Andrew J. Bacevich has been a persistent, vocal critic of the Iraq war, calling the conflict a catastrophic failure.

This week, the retired Army lieutenant colonel received the grim news that his son had been killed on patrol there.

First Lieutenant Andrew J. Bacevich, 27, of Walpole, died Sunday in Balad of wounds he suffered after a bomb explosion, the military said yesterday.

The soldier, who graduated from BU in 2003 with a degree in communications, is the 56th service member from Massachusetts to be killed in Iraq.

His father, a veteran of the Vietnam and Gulf wars, has criticized the war in his writings and described President Bush’s endorsement of such “preventive wars” as “immoral, illicit, and imprudent.”

A West Point graduate and former faculty member at both West Point and Johns Hopkins University, Bacevich joined the BU faculty in 1998 and teaches in the history and international relations departments.

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