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Monday, September 20, 2004

Sending others to die

Michael Dobbs wrote last week in the Washington Post, "Whatever Bush's reasons for failing to take the physical, he seems to have put in minimal service at best in Alabama. According to his official personnel records, made public by the White House and the Pentagon, he failed to show for any drills between May and October 1972, even though Air Force regulations required him to attend 90 percent of scheduled drills, barring events 'beyond his control.'"

Meanwhile, as William Saletan reported in today's Slate: "Some 40,000 members of the Guard are in Iraq today—six times the number of guardsmen sent to Vietnam. Already, more Guard troops have died in Iraq than in Vietnam."


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