"How Mitt Dodged the Draft"

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    "One of the many myths that have buried the true history of the Vietnam War is that the anti-war movement was motivated by selfish desire, especially among college students, to avoid the draft (a view that conveniently ignores the movement’s throngs of female participants, whose gender automatically exempted them from the draft).

    "Quite to the contrary, students demonstrating against the draft deferment tests were specifically undermining and targeting their own privileges and exemptions, which, as they passionately argued, came at the expense of poor and working class people.

    "At Stanford, a number of people actually disrupted the test.

    "The young men involved thus proved that their goal was not to avoid the draft but to end it, since they had been explicitly warned that their actions would jeopardize their own deferments..."

    "Enter young Mitt Romney, right on cue, waving a sign denouncing the anti-war students. He, like his fellow almost all-male participants in this pro-war demonstration, fervently argued in support of the war and the draft.

    "But not, of course, for himself."

    Mitt's yet another rich, white draft dodger who thinks he's entitled to be Commander-in-Chief. How many war$ will thi$ one in$tigate?

    Can Mitt say M-E-X-I-C-O?

    How Mitt Dodged the Draft » Counterpunch: Tells the Facts, Names the Names
     
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    Fail....
     
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    At what?

    Romney did dodge the draft.

    Here's the bigger scoop. Romney's family never fought to defend this nation. In fact, they LEFT so the men folk could chase after little girls. THEN they left their adopted country to AVOID fighting in any wars there..

    Brave bunch.

    [ame=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZwuTo7zKM8]Brave Sir Robin - YouTube[/ame]

    Might as well be called "Brave Sir Romney".

    :clap:
     
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    mitt didn't dodge the draft

    stop making the left look stupid
     
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    Please, elaborate.

    The evidence indicates he and his father took deliberate actions to ensure Mitt never got close to a war that he publicly supported.
     
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    He may have dodged the draft but hey, at least he has cool Ronald Reagan hair.

    Sidebar: Wouldn't knowing what we know now about Vietnam make the Draft Dodgers smart?

    Archie Bunker's take on draft dodgers: "You can't do that! If more people did that then you couldn't get a decent war off the ground!" :D
     
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    As a Mormon young adult male he was EXPECTED and encouraged to do a mission. If a Mormon eligible for Mission does not go and has no hardship preventing him his standing in the community and the Church would be lessened.

    He is a practicing Mormon. His volunteering for Mission was about as mandatory as it gets. But you spin it otherwise cause well you are an idiot.
     
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    How do the freaking hypocrites on the left get to play both sides? If the allegations regarding Romney's draft status are true the left should vote for him in a heart beat. Now the party of no family values has retired pornographer Larry Flynt offering a reward for Romney's tax returns. The world is upside down in the liberal mind.
     

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