President would know about ‘cut and run’ tactics

Posted: Wednesday, October 25, 2006

When Congressman Murtha tells the American public we should find a way to get our troops out of Iraq, the president and his followers always use the term “cut and run.” Doesn’t that term sound like cowardice? If I had used the National Guard with altered records as a shelter from military duty, I wouldn’t accuse a decorated military person of “cutting and running.”

Vice President Cheney uses the term loosely himself. All he did during the Vietnam War was seek five deferments from duty. Can anyone name a member of this cabinet, other than Colin Powell, that served any active duty? I am not a member of the GOP, but I did serve, along with many other non-Republicans. We didn’t “cut and run.”

Bill Starnes


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