The Daily Sandwich

"We have to learn the lesson that intellectual honesty is fundamental for everything we cherish." -Sir Karl Popper

Location: Boston, Massachusetts, United States


Wednesday, November 24, 2004

How to Avoid a Draft

Here's a lovely story from Reuters that shows how committed the administration is to ensuring that a draft isn't enacted. The headline?

Vietnam Vet, 53, Called for Duty in Iraq

It goes something like this:

"Dunlap, who has not been in combat since serving as a 19-year-old Marine in Vietnam, could not be reached for comment. He will leave behind his wife Mary, four children and three grandchildren."

34 years since he served? No problemo. It's like riding a bike. A few minutes under fire, and it'll all come back to him.