am angry that so many of the sons of the powerful and well-placed...
managed to wangle slots in Reserve and National Guard units...Of
the many tragedies of Vietnam, this raw class discrimination
strikes me as the most damaging to the ideal that all Americans
are created equal and owe equal allegiance to their country."
Powell's autobiography, My American Journey, p. 148)
men are dumb, stupid animals to be used as pawns for foreign
Henry Kissinger (as quoted in "The
Final Days", Woodward and Bernstein, chapter 14)
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All have advocated for war,
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Eliot, Did not serve.
Convicted of lying to Congress about the Iran/Contra affair, now a National
Security Council staffer. (How many of these crooked bastards would actually
be in jail, as opposed to in high office, if they were subject to the same
laws and moral standards as the rest of us?)
Ailes, Roger, Faux News Fuehrer. Did
Lamar (R - TN) Vanderbilt University and New York
University Law School during Vietnam era. Did
Wayne (R - CO) Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine
from Colorado State University during Vietnam era. Did not
George (R - VA) Did not
Dick, Former House Majority Leader (R-TX) Avoided
the draft, did not serve.
Famous for referring to Massachusetts Congressman Barney Frank as "Barney
Fag" and his opinion that certain religions are "not real religions." Also
believes that Palestinians living in the West Bank should be removed. Makes
Karl Rove seem like Albert Schweitzer.
Witchfinder General (R) Did not serve - academic deferments.
Seven (count 'em) deferments to study and teach Business during the Vietnam
era. Probably too busy with his personal war on Beelzebub.
Gary, Republican think-tanker (R) Did not serve.
This former joke presidential candidate and "ouramericanvalues.org" nobhead
got a 1-Y draft classification for an undisclosed physical problem (he is technically
a sideshow midget).
Bennett, Bill, (R - UT) Former Secretary of Education (R) Did not
serve - academic deferment.
Chairman of Americans for Victory over Terrorism
and, laughably, the author of "Why We Fight: Moral Clarity and the War
on Terrorism," recently
re-released and updated in (easier to wipe your ass on) paperback.
Christopher (R - MO) Princeton University, University
of Virginia Law School. Assistant attorney general of Missouri
during Vietnam era. Did not serve.
Michael, Republican New York Mayor and billionaire.
Did not serve.
Blunt, Roy, House Majority Whip (R-MO)
Did not serve - academic deferment.
His BA in history was, presumably, of paramount national importance. Fought
valiantly for Bush’s $1.35 trillion tax cut according to his homepage
Bolton, John, Arms Control adviser
to the Bush Administration (R) Did not serve.
Mustachioed freak accused of coercing his wife into wife swinger orgies and
Chimpy's best choice for UN Ambassador in 2004.
Bodmon, Samuel W., Secretary of Energy. Did not serve.
Bremer III, Louis Paul, Did
not serve - academic deferment.
After entering the diplomatic service in 1966, his career highlight was to
serve as Deputy Ambassador to Norway from 1976 to 1979. This background, coupled
with his ability to speak French, Dutch, and Norwegian, made him ideally suited
for the job of heading the Provisional Coalition Authority (CPA) in occupied
Sam (R - KS) Did
not serve. Too young for Vietnam, served Daddy
Bush Administration during first Gulf War. Opposes embryonic
stem cell research, gay marriage, and abortion (which he
once likened to the Holocaust). Favors capital punishment
and is still a big favorite of conservative Christians despite
getting busted for accepting dirty money from Jack Abramoff,
a lobbyist accused of defrauding Native American tribes.
Buchanan, Pat, Former Republican
presidential aspirant and Reform Party Candidate
Did not serve - medical deferment.
A handy 4-F for a bad knee, but an avid jogger
to this day. Famous for his forthright opinions
such as: "...Hitler was also an individual
of great courage, a soldier's soldier in the
Great War, a political organizer of the
first rank..." (Patrick Buchanan, Chicago Tribune, August 25, 1977)
Jim (R - KY) Hall of Fame pitcher in Major League Baseball from
1955 to 1971. Did not serve.
Bush, George W., Generalissimo
(R-TX) No active service. Beer-bonged
through Vietnam in the Texas Air National
thanks to Daddy. AWOL after mandatory
drug testing was introduced in 1972.
Conrad (R - MT) No active service.
to Vietnam while serving in the Marine
Corps, he was eight years early for the
war. In September, 2005, Citizens for
Responsibility and Ethics in Washington
one of the thirteen most corrupt
members of Congress.
Richard (R - NC) Did not serve.
Bush, Jeb, Florida
Governor (R-FL) Did not serve.
Andrew "Andy", Chief of Staff (R) Did
Was the "the automotive industry’s main voice." Proved his
devotion to humanity by lobbying the government against stricter fuel emissions
standards and testifying against the Passengers' Bill of Rights. No fighting
Lincoln (R - RI) Did not serve. Studied Classics
and captained the Brown University wrestling team (the most
homoerotic combo in academia?) during Vietnam era.
Chambliss, Saxby, (R-GA) Did not serve
- medical deferment.
A bad knees 4-F prevented military service but did not
curb this lying prick's passion for running. Chambliss
defeated Max Cleland (who left three limbs behind
in Vietnam) in the Georgia Senatorial race. His gentlemanly campaign, courtesy
of Rove, featured ads comparing the limb depleted war hero to Saddam Hussein.
Cheney, Dick, Vice President (R-WY)
Did not serve. Cited "other priorities." Several
deferments, the last by marriage.
Chertoff, Michael, Secretary of Homeland
Security. Did not serve.
His White House bio says: "As United States Attorney,
Chertoff investigated and prosecuted several significant
cases of political corruption, organized
crime, and corporate fraud." Those days are clearly behind him now as
a member of Bush's cabinet.
Tom (R - OK) Did not serve. Former obstetrician-gynecologist
once sued for sterilizing a woman without her consent. Famously
referred to global warming as "just a lot of crap." As
a congressman in the 1990s, Coburn protested NBC's airing
of the movie Schindler's List. In his major 'missing the
point' outburst, he claimed NBC had taken television "to
an all-time low, with full-frontal nudity, violence and profanity" in
airing the movie.
Thad (R - MS) No active service. United States Navy,
1959-1961, University of Mississippi School of Law during
Norm (R - MN) Did not serve.
Susan (R - ME) Did not serve.
John (R - TX) Did not serve. Inventor of the 'activist
judge' phenomena. After a series of violent attacks and death
threats against judges made the news in 2004, he famously
remarked that "raw political or ideological decisions" by
judges cause "great distress" in many people and
wondered aloud if this "distress" was the cause
of the violence. Prick.
Christopher, (R-CA) Did not serve.
Spam faced ex-Reaganite graduated magna cum laude from the University of Southern
California in 1973, after completing a three-year accelerated course instead.
Larry (R - ID) Did not serve. University of Idaho (they have one?) during
Michael (R - ID) Did not serve. Brigham Young University,
Harvard University School of Law during Vietnam era.
Tom, (R-TX) Avoided the draft - academic deferment.
Graduated from the University of Houston with a degree in Biology. Claimed
that he wanted to serve in Vietnam, but was "unable to since all the positions
had been taken by blacks and Hispanics." Selfish bastards...
Jim (R - SC) Did not serve. University of Tennessee
and Clemson University during Vietnam era.
Mike (R - OH) Did not serve. Miami University, Ohio
Northern University during Vietnam era.
Elizabeth (R - NC) Did not serve. As Mrs Bob
'Viagra' Dole, she has probably experienced her fair share
of horror and deprivation however.
Pete (R - NM) Did not serve. Elected to serve Albuquerque
City Commission during Vietnam era.
Bob, (R-CA) Avoided active service.
Foil-hat Bob called himself a 'shit hot pilot' and claimed to have 'bled for
my country'. This is true if knocking yourself out crashing a plane in the
Arizona desert during a peacetime training exercise counts. Dornan is, however,
keen enough on fighting to have famously punched Democratic Congressman Tom
Downey on the floor of the House of Representatives in 1985 for being a 'draft
John, Governor (R-MI) Did not serve.
John (R - NV) Did not serve. Busy running his 24-hour animal
hospital in Las Vegas during first Gulf War
Michael (R - WY) No active service. Joined
Wyoming National Guard back in the days when the National
still a safe bet.
Douglas, Undersecretary of Defense for Policy.
Did not serve.
Arch-neocon Zionist was once described by General Tommy franks as the "fucking
stupidest guy on the face of the earth." Maybe best that he didn't enlist
Sen. Bill, Senate Majority Leader (R-TN) Did not
"We simply cannot live in fear of a ruthless dictator, aggressor and terrorist
such as Saddam Hussein, who possesses the world's most deadly weapons." (Speech
to American Israel Political Action Committee, March 31, 2003). Though he happily
sat out the Vietnam War at Princeton thus proving his 'all mouth and trousers'
Frank, Republican think-tanker (R) Did not serve.
Works for a Death Star called "The Center for Security Policy" which
pimps for the arms industry. Likes the idea of other people dying but not enough
to be around it.
Gingrich, Newt, Former Speaker of the House Avoided the draft, did
Regrets not going to Vietnam because "he missed something." I guess
that's kind of the point.
Rudolph W., Former Republican New York Mayor.
Did not serve.
Gonzales, Alberto, Attorney General and
Gonzales served in the United States Air Force between
1973 and 1975, and attended the United States Air Force
Academy between 1975 and 1977. Didn't get to fight
Lindsey, (R-SC) Did not serve.
Busted for claiming to have been a "Operation Desert Shield and Desert
Storm Veteran" when, in fact, he sat out the Gulf War as a National Guard
lawyer in South Carolina. And he's got a chick's first name.
Gramm, Phil, former Senator (R-TX) Did not serve - academic
Gregg, Judd, (R-NH) Did not serve - medical Deferment. For... wait for it...
Hastert, Dennis "Denny", Speaker of the House (R-IL) Avoided the
draft - medical deferment. Strangely, his bad knee didn't prevent him from
joining his college wrestling team.
Chuck (R - IA) Did not serve. Member of Iowa House
of Representatives from 1959 until 1974, when he was elected
to the US House
Judd (R - NH) Did not serve. Phillips Exeter Academy, Columbia
University during Vietnam era.
of Commerce. Did not serve here or in his native Cuba.
Orrin (R - UT) Did not serve. University of Pittsburgh
Law School during Vietnam era.
Dennis "Denny", Speaker of the House
(R-IL) Avoided the draft - medical deferment.
Strangely, his bad knee didn't prevent him from joining his college wrestling
Hutchinson, Asa, Under Secretary for Border
and Transportation Security (R) Did not serve.
Kay (R - TX) Did not serve.
Tim, (R-AZ) Did not serve.
A graduate of Bob Jones University, Greenville, S.C., not the jungles of southeast
Asia. Failed to get reelected in 2003 and is now senior advisor to law firm
Dickstein, Shapiro, Morin and Oshinsky. (Dickstein?)
Hyde, Henry, (R-IL) Did not serve.
- OK) Did not serve. One year of military service stateside
Johnny (R - GA) Did not serve. University
of Georgia during Vietnam era. Isakson was given an "A" rating
by the National Rifle Association, a "Hero of the
by Citizens Against Government Waste, and a "92" rating
on a scale of 100 by the Christian Coalition of America.
In other words:
Issa spent Vietnam time stateside as a bomb disposal guy. He left under a cloud
after stealing a car. "That kid stole my car out of the parking lot and
took it to Cleveland, and I knew he did it," said retired 1st Sgt. Jay
Alphonso, Secretary of Housing & Development.
Did not serve.
Johanns, Mike, Secretary of Agriculture and former Governor of Nebraska.
Did not serve
Jack F., former U.S. Representative (R-NY) Did
not serve - athletic deferment.
Kemp spent 13 years in professional football, playing quarterback for the San
Diego Chargers and the Buffalo Bills.
Keyes, Alan, no-hope
presidential candidate and apoplectic nubian demagogue.
Did not serve.
Kissinger, Henry, Nobel Peace Prize winning
cloven-hooved affront to humanity
Did not serve. Probably good that he didn't see action in WWII as, being German,
it would have been on the other team. Resume highlights include being
responsible for more deaths in Cambodia than Pol Pot and being the chief architect
of the horror in East Timor. Living proof, at 83, that only the good die young.
John, (R-AZ) Did not serve.
As a strident proponent of greater border security and a sworn enemy of illegal
immigrants, it would have been a certainty that Kyl would have enlisted once
the Vietcong were landing on the beaches of California. His Phi Beta Kappa
connections ensured that he was able to pursue his law school education uninterrupted.
Michael, Secretary of Health & Human Services.
Did not serve.
Libby, I. Lewis "Scooter", Chief of Staff to the Vice President
(R) Did not serve - academic deferment - cited "other priorities.
Top suspect in the treasonous outing of CIA operative Valerian Plame. Mastermind
behind the terrorism and uranium disinformation stories that helped hasten
the Iraq invasion. A hater not a fighter.
Limbaugh, Rush, Lying shitbag and professional
sweaty misanthrope (R+) Did not serve. Academic deferment
followed by a 1-Y medical deferment for a pilonidal cyst
(infected butt hair follicle). Never one to let facts stand
in his way, Rush disingenuously dismissed this as "internet
B.S." and, rather self-importantly, as "part of
popular mythology" on his show in 2002. Fucking twat.
Lott, Trent, (R-MS) Avoided the draft. Served
on his college cheerleading squad instead.
Richard (R - IN) No active service. Contemporary of Rumsfeld
in the peacetime US Navy.
Mel (R - FL) Did not serve. Florida State University College
of Law during Vietnam era.
Sen. Mitch, Majority Whip, (R-KY) Did not serve
- academic deferments.
Attended the University of Kentucky College of Law instead.
John M., (R-NY) Avoided the draft, did not serve.
Lisa (R - AK) Did not serve.
Don, (R-OK) No active service. Sat out the tail
end of Vietnam in the National Guard.
Bill, loud-mouthed, fatuous F(oxymoron) News psycho.
Did not serve.
George, Governor (R-NY) Did not serve.
Richard, former Chairman of the Defense Policy
Board (R) Did not serve.
A chief architect of the Iraq disaster. Even Bush insiders nickname him "The
Prince of Darkness." As a military expert of zero experience he was well
qualified to say: "The Army guys don't know anything. With 40,000 troops,
the United States could easily take over Iraq. We don't need anyone else." (USA
Dan, Poppy Bush's Vice Prez, Did not serve.
You would think the author of 'Worth Fighting For' would have... err... fought
for it. You would be wrong. Quayle was safely absorbed into the Indiana National
Guard even though it was running at 150% capacity.
Marc, (R-MT) Avoided the draft - academic deferment.
Hid out at college before becoming a (peace-time) military lawyer.
Reagan, Ronald, Dead President (R+) Medical
deferment - short sighted.
Although remembered as seeming eager to start WWIII back in the 80s, co-starring
with chimps in shit movies was more to Reagan's taste than helping to fight
the original Evil Empire in WWII.
Pat (R - KS) No active service – U.S. Marine Corps during
Dana, (R-CA) Did not serve.
"We owe our freedoms to the men and women of the United States Army, and
all our armed forces, and a special debt to all those who gave their life when
their country called." Fine words, Dana, fine words...
Mitt, (Former Massachusetts Governor, great smelling
possible 2008 presidential nominee) Did not serve.
Romney was able to claim
a 4-D deferment back in the 60s and
spent 30 months spreading the word of Brigham Young in France
while his less privileged contemporaries dodged bullets and
booby traps out in 'Nam.
Rove, Karl, (R) Avoided the draft, did
A 4-F for too pudgy and sinister? For him, the idea of
serving his country (as opposed to flushing it down the
toilet) was not soo fabulous...
Rumsfeld, Donald, Pus bloated pig's
rectum of evil (R) No active service.
Navy flight instructor during a fortuitous stretch of
peace between 1955 and 1957.
Sen. Rick, (R-PA), Did not serve.
A current member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, probably because of
his vast experience of never having been in the armed forces.
Scalia, Antonin, Supreme Court Justice (R)
Did not serve.
Scarborough, Rep. Joseph "Joe", (R-FL)
Did not serve.
MSNBC war whore and Bush apologist. Loved Operation Desert Storm. But from
Schwarzenegger, Arnold, California Governor
and alleged Anti-Christ (R+) Did not serve.
Grabbed his Speedo and went AWOL from military service in Austria to enter
the 1965 Junior Mr. Europe competition. Rumored to be the third Anti-Christ
(after Napoleon and Hitler) by people who take David Icke seriously. Although
being born in Austria may thwart his political ambitions, being Satan incarnate
will probably overqualify him for running as a Republican presidential candidate.
Richard, (R-AL) Did not serve.
"Senator Shelby's support for veterans has been unwavering. He believes
we must honor our veterans by honoring our commitments to them." (Shelby.Senate.gov)
Perhaps many veterans would have preferred a more hands on approach to support
back in the 60s?
Simon, Bill, Failed California gubernatorial candidate and
Jeezuzing billionaire (R)
Did not serve.
Gordon (R - OR) Did not serve. Two-year mission
for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and a
course at the University of
Snow, John W., Secretary of the Treasury.
Did not serve.
Although his White House bio photo makes him look old enough
to have fought in the revolutionary war, Snow spent all
his available service opportunities
safely ensconced in academia. (Is it becoming obligatory for these kiss-ass
numbnuts to go with the 'W' middle initial? Is this how Chimpy selects
Olympia (R - ME) Did not serve.
Arlen (R - PA) Did not serve.
Starr, Kenneth W., former Solicitor
General and self-styled Clinton nemesis (R)
Did not serve - medical deferment. Got out of Vietnam
because he had a rash (4-F for psoriasis).
John (R - NH) Did not serve.
James (R - MO) Did not serve.
Clarence, Supreme Court Justice (R) Did not
serve - that handy 4-F thing.
John (R - SD) Did not serve.
David (R - LA) Did not serve.
George (R - OH) Did not serve.
John (R - VA) Did not serve.
J. C., Former Congressman, (R-OK) Did not serve.
In Congress, he manned the Armed Services Committee and was a member of the
Military Readiness Subcommittee and the Procurement Subcommittee. Big on the
idea of other people fighting.
John Vincent 'Vin', Former Congressman, (R-MO)
Did not serve.
A co-founder of the belligerent Project
for a New American Century, but no practical experience of killing foreigners.
Wolfowitz, Paul, Deputy Secretary of Defense Did not serve
- academic deferments.
Sat out Vietnam at Cornell University. Principal author of the "Wolfowitz
doctrine", also known as the Bush doctrine. Or the chicken shit, neo-fascist
live in freedom because of our veterans' courage, dedication
to duty, and love of country. On Veterans Day, we honor
these brave men and women who have served in our Armed
Forces and defended our Nation. Across America, there are
more than 25 million veterans. Their ranks include generations
of citizens who have risked their lives while serving in
military conflicts... They have fought for the security
of our country and the peace of the world. "
W Bush, Veterans Day pabulum, 2004
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