When there is a draft to feed our kids into a war, and you support the war and the draft, it's the height if hypocrisy and cowardice to seek deferments to avoid the draft, and the war you support.<quoted text>One other point that I have. Just because someone did not join the U.S. Armed Forces does not make them a coward. They just might not agree with a war, have a mental or physical handicap, or may be in medical college or something like that. They could be the last male member of their family. They could have parents or a loved one that must be taken care of. There are many reasons.
As far as Bush goes, he did serve in the Air National Guard. He could have been called to action. He did join, whatever his reasons were,he joined the guard,and he was a part of our armed forces. Our forces have always been made up of National Guard, Reservist, and Regular forces. He is still a veteran and I respect him for that just as I respect you as being a veteran. No He didn't go to war but not everyone in the U.S. Armed Forces did. Makes no difference in my mind.
Bush used his daddy's money and political pull to avoid the draft, by risking the danger of the Texas Air National Guard, to avoid the Vietnam War, while supporting sending those who couldn't avoid the draft to fight and die in those cursed rice fields and hills.
Cheney supported the Vietnam War, and the draft, while using deferments to avoid being drafted himself, while supporting sending other kids to die.
Romney supported the Vietnam War and the draft that fed our kids to their deaths, while using daddy's money to obtain deferments to sit by the Seine in France.
They are are cowardly, draft dodging, ChickenHawk scumbags.
I understand cowardly draft dodgers avoiding the wars they send me and my family to fight and die in - I don't understand why anyone votes for them.