July 10, 2003

In case you hadn't heard, Bush effectively dodged the draft, the semi-legal way. His dad got him skipped to the front of a National Guard waiting list. Greg Palast has the files:

 This week, on July 6, George W. Bush turned 57.  William White was born the same day in 1946.  I mention this because, if you’re old enough, you’d remember that young men were drafted for Vietnam based on a grim lottery – if your birthday was picked out of a hat, you went.  I got White’s name off a black wall in Washington.  He went to Vietnam when George W went to the Air Guard in Houston.  White never came back.  Happy birthday, Mr. President.

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