Tomorrow is Memorial Day, when the US honours those who have died on active service. How nice then to find a helpful list of the “Chicken-hawks” who have blithely volunteered other people’s kids for war duties in Iraq and Afghanistan. They include:
President George W. Bush – served four years of a six years Nat’l Guard commitment, some say after daddy’s friends pulled some strings to keep him out of Vietnam. The circumstances of his early separation from state-side service are still controversial (details) Karl Rove, occasional Deputy Chief of Staff and alleged full time smear artist, escaped the draft and did not serve VP Dick Cheney – several deferments, by marriage and timely fatherhood Former VP Chief of Staff I. Lewis Scooter Libby – did not serve Secretary of State and former NSA Condaleeza Rice – did not serve Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist – did not serve. Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert – did not serve. Former House Majority Leader Tom Delay – did not serve House Majority Whip Roy Blunt – did not serve Majority Whip Mitch McConnell – did not serve Rick Santorum, third ranking Republican in the Senate – did not serve. Former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott – did not serve
And then, of course, there are the fearless right-wing hacks who want (other) Americans to whip the asses of Islamicists and other non-Americans everywhere. They include:
Rush Limbaugh – did not serve Sean Hannity – did not serve Pat Buchanan – did not serve Ann Coulter – did not serve Ralph Reed – did not serve Bill O’Reilly – did not serve Michael Savage – did not serve Bill Kristol – did not serve
As the man said, Hell hath no fury like a non-combatant.