Pat Buchanan has a long history of bigotry and hostility toward non-whites, but it's unusually low, even for him, to apply that bigotry to U.S. military deaths in Iraq and Afghanistan.
In his latest syndicated column, headlined "Obama's Race-Based Spoils System," Buchanan writes of President Obama's push for employment diversity in the federal workforce:
Perhaps, while he is battling for a greater diversity of sacrifice and rewards up there on Martha's Vineyard, our president might reflect on another example of the overrepresentation of white males -- in the caskets coming home to Dover.
In the first five years of the Iraq war, Asian-Americans were 1 percent of our fallen heroes, Latinos 11 percent, African-Americans 10 percent. White Americans were 75 percent of the dead, and from photos of the fallen in newspapers since, the ratios appear to hold.
Does this overrepresentation of white men in the body bags and caskets coming home bother our commander in chief, who wants fewer white men at the top level of his executive branch?