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  •  good diary but your (6+ / 0-)

    saying that George W Bush served is off the mark. He did a variation of what the merchant's son did with your great grandfather. He used political pull to get into a unit that had no chance of going to Vietnam. Serving on weekends is not the same as active duty and certainly not the same as serving in a combat zone. Todays reserves are in no way the same as 40 years ago. They get to repeatedly serve combat tours.
       GW used political pull to get out of going to a war he publicly supported and someone had to go in his place. This makes him more venal than the merchants son in your story if the son was against the war

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    by Jlukes on Mon Apr 16, 2012 at 11:29:51 AM PDT

    •  You're absolutely right. (3+ / 0-)
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      George W. Bush is also very like that rich merchant's son. I was giving W the benefit of the doubt so I could concentrate on Mitt Romney, but both W and Romney are certainly two peas in the same pod. You're right on point.

      Liberals think the glass is half-full. Conservatives think the glass is theirs.

      by dewtx on Mon Apr 16, 2012 at 11:55:10 AM PDT

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