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Thread #67130   Message #1120491
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
21-Feb-04 - 12:52 PM
Thread Name: BS: Kerry's War Record...
Subject: RE: BS: Kerry's War Record...
I have a friend who took a college class on how to survive prison life as a man who refused to go to war. He didn't want to go to Canada, he was willing to go to prison after the college deferrments stopped working for him. He wanted to live the rest of his life in the U.S. Lucky for him Nixon gave some of them a break at literally the last minute.

There are a lot of us who still hate the idea of that war in Vietnam and who don't appreciate the sudden memory lapse in those who suddenly are conveniently pro-Vietnam War. Pro Vietnam sentiments are macho and serve as a springboard to equally unjustified actions in Afghanistan and Iraq. These are men who think that to admit that they fought against the war or joining in is a dishonorable thing in the rampant militarism of this day. I can understand why Bush didn't want to go, I can understand why Clinton didn't want to go. I dislike seeing Bush hamming it up like some kind of military war hero today when evidently he wasn't opposed to the Vietnam war, he just didn't want to go where it was dangerous.