What’s wrong with American cities?

Though IraqSlogger plays it as if there is a problem with the places soldiers come from:

With few options and a bleak future, many young men and women in America enlisted into the military as a way out. Others were patriots. Many have died — more than a thousand small communities across the country from Vermont to Wyoming to Louisiana are finding their burden far heavier than those in more urban areas.

What it makes me wonder is what is wrong with American cities where the wealthier people live? Do they feel too privileged to put their lives on the line to defend their country? It’s not like city people always play things safe… city rates of murder are much higher than country rates. But yet they aren’t patriotic.

Something is wrong with them. What is it? How can it be fixed?

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