"Though an early supporter of the Vietnam War, Romney avoided military service
at the height of the fighting after high school by seeking and receiving four
draft deferments, according to Selective Service records. They included college
deferments and a 31-month stretch as a “minister of religion” in France, a
classification for Mormon missionaries that the church at the time feared was
being overused. The country was cutting troop levels by the time he became
eligible for the draft, and his lottery number was not called.
President Barack Obama, Romney’s opponent in this year’s campaign, did not
serve in the military either. The Democrat, 50, was a child during the Vietnam
conflict and did not enlist when he was older." Washpost
So many draft dodgers and so little interest about them in the public. It is true that BHO did not serve, but then, some other soul was not forced to serve in his stead. He merely lacked the taste for soldiering that some of us have.
Cheney, Clinton et al, including so many chickenhawk neocons, all had "better things to do." After all, were they not superior beings whose life contributions were bound to be more valuable than the "dregs" who died locked in combat with men who died devoted to their nationalist and communist causes? No, the evaders were not better than the fallen, all 58,000 plus of them.
Romney had four student deferments and he chose to hear God(s)' call for missionary service in France where he suffered the slings and arrows of Gallic indifference.
If the Democrats don't latch onto this as a theme, they deserve to lose the election.
Sadly, many veterans prefer this guy. Why? Misplaced warlike spirits? Racism? A desire to see more war in support of neocon dreams? You tell me. pl