Thursday, December 01, 2005


A list of the military service records of Democratic Legislators (who are often labeled in the rightwing press as "Un-American") compared to the military service records of Republican legislators and members of the present administration. The latter are those gentlemen directing our war policies! Military Service Records, Democrats:* Richard Gephardt: Air National Guard, 1965-71.* David Bonior: Staff Sgt., Air Force 1968-72.* Tom Daschle: 1st Lt., Air Force SAC 1969-72.* Al Gore: enlisted Aug. 1969; sent to Vietnam Jan. 1971 as an army journalist in 20th Engineer Brigade.* Bob Kerrey: Lt. j.g. Navy 1966-69; Medal of Honor, Vietnam.* Daniel Inouye: Army 1943-47; Medal of Honor, WWII.* John Kerry: Lt., Navy 1966-70; Silver Star, Bronze Star with Combat V, Purple Hearts.* Charles Rangel: Staff Sgt., Army 1948-52; Bronze Star, Korea.* Max Cleland: Captain, Army 1965-68;Silver Star & Bronze Star, Vietnam.* Ted Kennedy: Army, 1951-53.* Tom Harkin: Lt., Navy, 1962-67; Naval Reserve, 1968-74.* Jack Reed: Army Ranger, 1971-1979; Captain, Army Reserve 1979-91.* Fritz Hollings: Army officer in WWII; Bronze Star and seven campaign ribbons.* Leonard Boswell: Lt. Col., Army 1956-76; Vietnam, DFCs, Bronze Stars,andSoldier's Medal.* Pete Peterson: Air Force Captain, POW. Purple Heart,Silver Star and Legion of Merit.* Mike Thompson: Staff sergeant, 173rd Airborne, Purple Heart.* Bill McBride: Candidate for Fla. Governor. Marine in Vietnam; Bronze Starwith Combat V.* Gray Davis: Army Captain in Vietnam, Bronze Star.* Pete Stark: Air Force 1955-57 * Chuck Robb: Vietnam* Howell Heflin: Silver Star* George McGovern: Silver Star & DFC during WWII.* Bill Clinton: Did not serve. Student deferments. Entered draft butreceived #311.* Jimmy Carter: Seven years in the Navy.* Walter Mondale: Army 1951-1953* John Glenn: WWII and Korea; six DFCs and Air Medal with 18 Clusters.* Tom Lantos: Served in Hungarian underground in WWII. Saved by Raoul Wallenberg. Republicans (and these are the guys sending our kids to war):* Dick Cheney: did not serve. Five deferments, the last by marriage.* Dennis Hastert: did not serve.* Tom Delay: did not serve.* Roy Blunt: did not serve.* Bill Frist: did not serve.* Mitch McConnell: did not serve.* Rick Santorum: did not serve.* Trent Lott: did not serve.* John Ashcroft: did not serve. Seven deferments to teach business.* Jeb Bush: did not serve.* Karl Rove: did not serve.* Saxby Chambliss: did not serve. "Bad knee." The man who attacked MaxCleland's patriotism.* Paul Wolfowitz: did not serve.* Vin Weber: did not serve.* Richard Perle: did not serve.* Douglas Feith: did not serve.* Eliot Abrams: did not serve.* Richard Shelby: did not serve.* John Kyl: did not serve.* Tim Hutchison: did not serve.* Christopher Cox: did not serve.* Newt Gingrich: did not serve.* Don Rumsfeld: served in Navy (1954-57) as flight instructor.* George W. Bush: failed to complete his six-year National Guard; got assigned to Alabama so he could campaign for family friend running for U.S. Senate; failed to show up for required medical exam.* Ronald Reagan: due to poor eyesight, served in a non-combat role makingmovies.* B-1 Bob Dornan: Consciously enlisted after fighting was over in Korea.* Phil Gramm: did not serve.* John McCain: Silver Star, Bronze Star, Legion of Merit, Purple Heart and Distinguished Flying Cross.* Dana Rohrabacher: did not serve.* John M. McHugh: did not serve.* JC Watts: did not serve.* Jack Kemp: did not serve. "Knee problem," although continued in NFL for 8years.* Dan Quayle: Journalism unit of the Indiana National Guard.* Rudy Giuliani: did not serve.* George Pataki: did not serve.* Spencer Abraham: did not serve.* John Engler: did not serve.* Lindsey Graham: National Guard lawyer.* Arnold Schwarzenegger: AWOL from Austrian army base.
* Justice Roberts, did not serve
* Judge Alito, did not serve
* Harriet Miers, did not serve
* Scooter Libby, did not serve
* Jean Schmidt, did not serve
* Republican Guards--Crawford Unit, did not serve Pundits & Preachers* Sean Hannity: did not serve.* Rush Limbaugh: did not serve (4-F with a 'pilonidal cyst.')* Bill O'Reilly: did not serve.* Michael Savage: did not serve.* George Will: did not serve.* Chris Matthews: did not serve.* Paul Gigot: did not serve.* Bill Bennett: did not serve.* Pat Buchanan: did not serve.* Bill Kristol: did not serve.* Kenneth Starr: did not serve.* Antonin Scalia: did not serve.* Clarence Thomas: did not serve.* Ralph Reed: did not serve.* Michael Medved: did not serve.* Charlie Daniels: did not serve.* Ted Nugent: did not serve.-->