Any society that would give up a little liberty to gain a little security will deserve neither, and lose both.
-- Benjamin Franklin

An update on the pilots who don’t remember Bush

This is an update of the story below about the ANG duty of President Bush. It’s worth reading.
The story.
I find it not so surprising that Bush dodged service this way – anyone who could do so was doing it – but rather that he cloaks himself as a warrior and “War President.” This dishonors those who really did serve, and who understand that real combat and death are not the video-game equivalents that the president seems to think they are.

Sept 11: 11 hijackers kill nearly 3000 people, approximately 270/hijacker
Bush’s illegal war: 538 american deaths, thousands upon thousands of Iraqi dead.
Who is the greater terrorist?

“I am angry that so many of the sons of the powerful and well placed … managed to wangle slots in Reserve and National Guard units. Of the many tragedies of Vietnam, this raw class discrimination strikes me as the most damaging to the ideal that all Americans are created equal and owe equal allegiance to their country.”
–Colin Powell, My American Journey

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