Are you worthy of calling yourself a "Veteran"?Submitted by John E Urbanik on Tue, 04/03/2012 - 20:05
"Barack Obama grew up in Hawaii well after the Vietnam-era draft ended. Like all Mormons on mission, Mitt Romney received a “ministerial” deferment during his time in France. When he returned to the United States and registered for the draft, he had a high number in the lottery and was not called. Rick Santorum was also too young for the Vietnam-era draft. Newt Gingrich received student deferments and never served. Ron Paul was a flight surgeon with the Air Force, but … c’mon."
((( So I have to ask all those that consider themselves "Veterans". Do you have what it takes to where the Title? Correct me if I'm wrong but it's looking to me that obviously being a flight surgeon in the Air Force is well "c'mon" kind of a joke. I'm also curious because I might have to tell my father who considers himself a proud Veteran of the Air Force who was stationed in Thailand for 4 years during Vietnam as a Jet engine technician that he is unworthy of really calling himself a "Veteran".)))
Ok I am adding this hours after posting. I need all to know that in my paragraph I was being facetious, sarcastic because I was completely appalled with the article. especially because it was first brought to my attention through Facebook and was posted by Paul Rieckhoff, Executive Director and Founder of Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans of America and was in his opinion "A Very important and overdue piece from the New Yorker."