October 16, 2002

Follow Your Leaders: Avoid War

The Congressional Armed Forces committees are now quietly preparing to institute another draft. The reserves are getting quickly gobbled up by the voracious war machine as the war masters continue to extend the military commitment of the United States. It is, therefore, very likely that they will soon need more people than they are getting by the volunteer military, and they may try to institute the draft. Anyone who remembers the 1960s, when the war machine tried to draft people to fight an absurd, futile, unjust war, will recall how the draft tore through the fabric of society. It will not be pretty.

If the draft is instituted, it seems only fair that the young men of today follow the examples of their great leaders, the men who are so enthusiastic about attacking countries all over the world and dominating the globe. Most of the war advocates at the heights of government today were dodgers during the Vietnam War. They were men who dodged the war then, so they could live another day to send others off to fight in future wars.

These men have become known, aptly, as the Chickenhawks. If a draft is instituted, do like they did, run squawking.

The ranks of today's Chicken hawks include the following great Americans:

George W tops the list. George was mysteriously moved to the top of a waiting list of thousands to get into the Texas National Guard, along with other sons of senators and influential men. The fortunate son learned to be a pilot, but was later grounded for refusing to take a physical, which would have included a urine test that would have revealed whatever substances he was into at the time. Later he skipped out on duty all together, got transferred to another state so he could work in a political campaign, and then just stopped showing up. See awolbush.com

Also included among our fine feathered friends is Dick Cheney, who "had other priorities," besides getting drafted during Vietnam. (Who doesn't?)

Squawking loudly among the legions of Chickenhawks are Bush chief of staff Andrew Card, key advisor Karl Rove, assistant secretary of "defense" Paul Wolfowitz, advisor Richard Perle, John Ashcroft and most of Bush's cabinet, also Trent Lott, Dick Armey, Bob Barr, Tom DeLay, Phil Gramm, Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas, Jeb Bush, Newt Gingrich, and Rudy Guiliani.

You know. The tough guys.

See the New Hampshire Gazette's "Chickenhawk Database."

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