Monday, May 05, 2008

Weekly Bush Twins in Uniform Watch

It has now been 1430 days since Jenna and Not-Jenna Bush, the slacker offspring of Preznit Numnutz, graduated from college and they are still not in the uniform of the US armed services.

Why? Because they have other priorities. They are too busy partying down in Georgetown, Argentina and god-knows-where-else to show their support for the war by enlisting their chickenhawk-child selves into the military service, that's why.

And it's not just The Twins: ONLY ONE member of the extended Bush family has seen fit to volunteer for military service. Check out the Buzzflash analysis of the chickenshit Bush/Cheney extended family and see for yourself. There's even a photo taken in 2000 of the extended Bush family, complete with a whole lot of young fresh faces who seem to be of an age now to be eligible to enlist.

Little Georgie Bush, the son of Jebbie, has enlisted in the Naval Reserve. He's going into the Officer Training Program, preparing to be ... an intelligence officer. Okay, the obvious jokes aside, what are the chances he's ever going to see Iraq? Especially since he apparently hasn't actually even put on the uniform yet, even though he "enlisted" way last year.

Little Jenna has now set a date to marry her boyfriend, one Henry Hager. Wanna bet that he won't be wearing a uniform anytime soon? Like ever? Unlike the husbands of the daughters of Lyndon Johnson, both of whom went into the service and were sent to Vietnam.

Bush and Cheney were cowards during Vietnam who sent other men off to die in their place. Now the next generation is doing its part, sending their own peers off to die instead of them.

Why can't the Twins be more like their royal counterparts in the UK? The British Royal Family, unlike the Bush Crime Family, has a centuries-long tradition of honorable military service. Prince Andrew was a combat helicopter pilot in La Guerra de las Malvinas (aka the Falklands War) and Prince Harry, until the decision was made not to send him, was on his way to Iraq as a cavalry lieutenant. Not to be denied, Harry turned around and went to Afghanistan on a "stealth" assignment for three months, until Matt "The Traitor" Drudge outed him for no good reason except his own self-aggrandizement.

So will the Bush Twins follow Harry's example?

No, they will not. They are fucking cowards like their father and their Uncle Dick(less) Cheney.

Be sure to check out The Yellow Elephant blog, which asks the question "It's their war; why aren't they fighting it?"

BTW, the twins are also still not pregnant with their own Snowflake Babies. If they can't -- or won't -- join the service, the least they could do would be to get themselves impregnated with a couple of blastocytes that would otherwise go down the sewer pipe.

Remember what Farnsworth always says: Baste 'em, don't waste 'em.


DrainBamage said...

I had a conversation with a co-worker where I said I supported the draft. They strongly disagreed that the draft would put more pressure on the Rich and Political elite as they would have deferments and only the poor would be drafted.

jae said...

I am not sure how the draft works, but since the power elite can fix elections, lobby congress to get pork, and generally run roughshod over the rest of us, it woudn't surprise me one bit if the draft system pulled from specific income brackets.....

Farnsworth68 said...

The only palatable way, the only way acceptable to the American people, to start drafting people again would be to make absolutely certain that the children of the rich and powerful are equally subject to it as are the children of the poor and the disenfranchised. Otherwise it's a no-starter.
That means no deferments for attending that ridiculously-expensive college, and not even for most medical conditions (unless they are quite obviously severe and disabling), since I recall back in the day the wealthy had their own whore physicians on board who would certify that their "patient" had some kind of disability.
I was in basic training with a guy who had birth defects in both knees, but because he came from a poor family who couldn't afford their own whore doctor, he got drafted and in the first week of basic he fell down and cried when he couldn't do the running, jumping and standing still crap that the army required.
So he spent the entire eight weeks of basic training on "light duty" while they were processing him out.
I used to be opposed to the draft, but I now have a different perspective. Citizen-soldiers bring a different perspective, and they were the intended-by-the-founders backbone of the military. When we went to an all-volunteer military, we elevated an elite military class that has become progressively out of touch with the majority of Americans.
It was exacerbated by the banning of ROTC from many of the elite colleges and universities, which resulted in an officer caste populated more and more by the military academy graduates, without the "mellowing" influence that was provided by ROTC officers.