This what I have personally observed. The kids that had enough money went to college and not to war. They were either lucky or smarter than the poor guys that returned from war. Those college kids had a good education and had good jobs while the returning vets had mental and physical injuries to deal with. They had also lost several years from their life which would never be made up.<quoted text>
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.
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.
The average citizen that has never served in war time will never know the feeling that most war time vets have and the feelings to their comrade veterans.
I have little to no respect for Cheney and his deferments as far as I know he just didn't want to take the time and didn't want to go.
I do still see Bush at least going into service for his country even though he did not go to actual war. I look on him no differently than all the other reservists and guardsmen that were not actively engaged in actual warfare at that time. I still respect their duty and time given to their country.