Sunday, July 16, 2006


* 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 toVietnam 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. Paraplegic from war injuries. Served in Congress.
* 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,and Soldier'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 Star with Combat
* 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 but received 311.
* Jimmy Carter: Seven years in the Navy.
* Walter Mondale: Army 1951-1953
* John Glenn: WWII and Korea; six DFCs and AirMedal with 18 Clusters.
* Tom Lantos: Served in Hungarian underground in WWII. Saved by Raoul Wallenberg.

Republicans --and these are the guys sending people to war:
* Dick Cheney: did not serve. Several 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 Max Cleland'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.
* Jon 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, disappeared from duty.
* Ronald Reagan: due to poor eyesight, served in a non- combat role making movies.
* B-1 Bob Dornan: Consciously enlisted after fighting was over in Korea.
* Phil Gramm: did not serve.
* John McCain: Vietnam POW, 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 8 years as quarterback.
* 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.

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.
* John Wayne: 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. (He only shoots at things that don't shoot back.)


The Fat Lady Sings said...

I've seen that list before. You know - it just doesn't seem to matter to the 'come home to Jesus' crowd. All anyone has to do is make a fake religious 'testimonial', say they hate gay people and whammo - no one cares that these guys hid under the bed while everyone else fought. Sickening - I know; but there you are.

Alicia said...

ood reminder, DJ. Have you seen the New Hampshire Gazette Chickenhawk site? It's amazing how free with other people's children's lives these guys can be, considering...

Fran aka Redondowriter said...

Very interesting post, Jood.

Yoga Korunta said...

Thanks, Diva Jood! I'll show this to a Bush supporting, Republican/Nazi friend. He majored in rhetoric and is better at arguing than I am. But facts are facts, aren't they!?!

DivaJood said...

TFLS: well, it's a tough job being uber religious, but what the hell...

Alicia: I've not seen that before, thanks - good one.

Fran: thanks - it amazes me how they just really "know" the best for everyone, eh?

Yoga: Your friend can't still be supporting Shrub?

robin andrea said...

I always enjoy reading this list. It is so stark in black and white.

betmo said...

i was hoping that someone would do this! thanks divajood.

pissed off patricia said...

As they say, talk is cheap and wars are easy to declare if you don't have to actually go and fight.

DivaJood said...

Robin Andrea, it is stark, isn't it? Always the ones who hide behind rhetoric who send our kids to war.

Betmo, happy to shine the light.

POP, well, yes. It's much easier to have someone else do the actual WORK.

Helen Wheels said...

They don't call 'em chickenhawks for nothing. Did you see that clip up at Crooks & Liars (I think) of Tweety interviewing one of those college young republican things? You should have seen the idiot SQUIRM when Tweety asked him why he wasn't serving if he was so supportive of the war. Hey - maybe I'll YouTube it - it was funny.

The young rethug kept saying "I'm here fighting a war of ideas, which is JUST AS IMPORTANT." No, I am NOT kidding. Sick, isn't it?

I was laughing and nauseated all at the same time!

Donnie McDaniel said...

Thanks DivaJood. I think I might be able to have a lil fun with this. Might get a lil interesting. I'll let you know when I get it ready.

Thanks for the tip Betmo.

Mary said...

And they say we don't support the troops.

sumo said...

I recently read someone say that only Bush was the answer to what was happening in the Middle East right now. I nearly choked...the article turned out different from the title...interesting though. It doesn't hurt to keep informed of what the opinionated really do with their lives.

DivaJood said...

Donnie McD: Can't wait to see what you do with it.

Mary: Very funny. Don't forget, Shrubya cut benefits to Vets.

Sumo: That's also funny. That Bush might have the answer to anything is beyond comprehension.

karena said...

Too busy fighting a war of ideas, now that's rich coming from the young college repug. How about this for an idea, since you already won the idea of whether or not to go to Iraq, it is now time to go. Since you already won the idea of bankrupting the country, now it is time for the repugs only to pay higher taxes. I can come up with plenty more for the kid who thinks his blabbering is fighting and winning a war. What a schmuck.

DivaJood said...

Karena, Shrub doesn't have a thought in his pickled brain. It's staggering that he's driven us to the brink of disaster.

Donnie McDaniel said...

DivaJood, I haven't done anything yet on this info, but I just put a shot across the bow of the USS GOP for a starter. Might be a good lead up to a post with this info.