- Jul 2011
- 315 bowery/DMS
Bolton joined the NG to avoid the draft during Vietnam. Bolton actually served in the Army, but he never engaged in combat. He basically used the Army as a means to a college scholarship -- not that there's anything wrong with that.
There are at least two left wing posters here who did the same, many on the left defended nathan phillips who lied about going, the problem with that logic is, you signed on the line, now granted maybe it was his safest bet, but at any moment he could have been activated.
Not a chickenhawk.
now is he to gung ho about going to war, absolutely. And what makes me cringe is how gung ho he is, while admitting he joined the guard for the very reasons you outlined.