Wednesday, 18 June 2008


A small fact gleaned from Harpers:

In the last four US presidential elections, the candidate who served in an overseas war has lost each time. That's Bush to Clinton, Dole to Clinton, Gore to Shrub, and Kerry to Shrub. Three of the four losers (Bush I, Dole, and Kerry) received combat medals, were, in effect war heroes.

Not many ways to tar Bubba and Shrub with the same brush, are there?

Could the electorate be punishing those who serve? According to the media, Americans idolise soldiers.

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