Thursday, July 07, 2005
Vietnam Vet: Silently Rejoicing
Please publish my name. Unlike these phony Republicans, I have nothing to hide. My name is Edward Stengel. I live at [withheld address] in Chicago. My fomer service # is [withheld]. I was in the army from 10/19/67- 5/22/69. I am a lifelong decocrat. I did everything I could to avoid going to Vietnam. I tried to influence a member of my draft board, I tried to pay my way into the National Guard, and I even went on a starvation diet before my induction because the army had certain eight and weight standards, which they simply ignored. I spent a year and 15 days in Vietnam, involved in a war I was against at all times and never wavered my position on. Karl Rove is a draft dodging yellow bellied coward who wouldn't serve if bombs were falling on Washington, D.C., and so is AWOL George Bush, fat assed Denny Hastert, fat assed Dick Cheney, fat assed Tom Delay, and the dope dealing drug addict fat assed Rush Limbaugh. I was on college campuses in the 60's., and I know what these "patriotic" republican draft dodgers did - every time they walked by a draft card burning or war protest, they silently rejoiced, never letting anyone know the way they really felt because it would be embarrassing. They secretly hoped that these war protesters would end the war and keep their sorry butts from having to go there. They're all a bunch of John Wayne's ( America's most notorious draft dodger who used every trick to stay out of World War 11) - all talk and no action. They support wars that other people fight while they watch them on T.V.