Sunday, August 22, 2004

If anyone tries to tell you how "heroic" it was to be in the National Guard when Dubya served (as opposed to now), here's a little winner from the Air National Guard's own website, recounting their history:

"For largely domestic political reasons, President Johnson chose not to mobilize most of the nation's reserve forces. The 1968 callups were only token affairs.... The Reserves and the Guard acquired reputations as draft havens for relatively affluent young white men."

Guess it certainly served as a haven for ONE affluent young white man, eh?

No comments: