Friday, June 25, 2004 'Fahrenheit 9/11' Hot Spots: We Examine Five Critical Facts From The Film - Movies - News - Articles - 1488693 - 06252004: "There are 535 congressmen and senators, and only one has an enlisted son or daughter who served in the military in Iraq.

One of the sub-themes in 'Fahrenheit 9/11' emphasizes how a disproportionate number of soldiers fighting the war in Iraq are from lower-income families in places like Flint, Michigan, Moore's hometown. Moore attempts to highlight this by presenting the notion that, of the many people in Congress voting to send young men and women to war, very few would commit their own children to the fight. Senator Tim Johnson's son Brooks was a sergeant in the 101st Airborne, which Moore acknowledges.

But others in Congress do have children in the military � Senator Joseph Biden's son is a member of the National Guard, and FOX News says a poll revealed six other members of the House of Representatives who have children in the military. While Moore has already received criticism for this seeming discrepancy, the fact remains: Just one child of a congressman or senator served in Iraq.

by Joseph Patel

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