Tuesday, August 30, 2005


"Bushes let other Americans do the dying for them."

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette recently reported on the difficulties military recruiters are having meeting their quotas. The report began with a vignette that clearly illustrated the reason:

It was a large home in a well-to-do suburb north of the city. Two American flags adorned the yard. The prospect's mom greeted him wearing an American flag T-shirt. "I want you to know we support you," she gushed. [The recruiter] soon reached the limits of her support. "Military service isn't for our son. It isn't for our kind of people," she told him.
This BuzzFlash editorial makes the point that the extended family of George Walker Bush shares that attitude. While military recruiters are using any means necessary to provide cannon fodder for Bush's War, no member of the Bush family since George Herbert Walker Bush has volunteered for active duty. (You should all know by now that when Dubya was draft age, his daddy got him into the National Guard to keep him out of Vietnam, and even a champagne unit was too much responsibility for him.) BuzzFlash has a petition demanding that Bush's own family support Bush's "noble cause" by committing themselves to warfare instead of leaving it to the lower classes. You know what to do.
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