What did leading G.O.P. hawks do during Vietnam?

(from an email forward, supposedly derived from a New Hampshire Gazette story)

    *President George W. Bush – a comfortable slot near home in the Texas Air

    National Guard, engineered by Dad. Dubya was also “missing” for an entire

    year from his Alabama duty station – AWOL – a news story not covered by the


    *Vice President Dick Cheney

    – no military service.

    *Defense Secretary. Don Rumsfeld

    – no military service.

    *Chief Pentagon hawks Richard Perle and Paul Wolfowitz

    – no military service.

    *Grand Inquisitor Attorney General John Ashcroft

    – no military service.

    *Newt Gingrich and Trent Lott

    – no military service.

    Neo-Conservative media figures baying for war against Iraq:

    Rush Limbaugh, Charles Krauthammer, William Kristol, Michael Ledeen, Bill

    Reilly, George Will, Ken Adelman ….

    – no known military service during Vietnam.

    The only senior member of the Bush Administration with an honorable military record appears to be General Colin Powell, and he was least of all in favor of the Iraqi war.