Ted Rall for October 10, 2002
These men fought for America. Now they need you to follow their example. George W. Bush, 2nd LT. Texas Air National Guard (AWOL one year) 1969-1974. (George Bush: I'll go if I'm called- but they have to find me first!) (Man: As the president let 28,000 young men die instead of him, I too will stand aside to let other saps die in Iraq!) Dick Cheney, pulled strings to duck draft. (Man 2: I had other priorities in the '60s than military service.) Tom Delay, spent '60s working as a bug exterminator. (Man 3: I'm dying to kick gook ass- but all the spots in the army were taken by minorities.- yep. he actually said last part.) (Man 4: What does it profit us to defeat evil terrorists abroad if the homeland is overrun with ants, roaches, termites and even centipedes? I will defend us from that threat!!) (Man 5: I want to do my part taking on Saddam- but I have other priorities this decade. Drop me a line in 2011, ok?) Republican draft dodgers: they saved themselves then to lead us into war now!