What I really meant to say was that if these are not just isolated cases then my faith in the nation is restored.
I have no doubt that the Corp can find people, that really does not surprise me. I am surprised to see Ivy Leaguers of the current day go into to any of the services at all.
That is really not a comment on them - rather it is a comment on the environment which has nurtured.
You can bet that kids like these have had multiple "counselors" and "role models" try very hard to talk them out of this.
BTW, I see where Pataki's kid (his youngest?) took a commission in the Corp this summer. That surprised me. His parents actually look proud about it. Imagine that.
Chicago's mayor Daley's oldest son, Patrick, has just finished Special Forces boot camp. He had just received his MBA from the University of Chicago (a license to print money particularly with his family connections) and had his father's approval to take this step.
These cases may not be so isolated.