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NNN0LHI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 08:01 PM
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Did Curt Weldon Dodge the Draft?
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/taylor-marsh/did-curt-wel...

If you're not familiar with Curt Weldon, he's the guy who wanted to take his shovel to Iraq, and excavate the country in hopes of finding WMD nobody else could find. It earned him a little chiding and by inference the title of Indiana Weldon in the Philadelphia Inquirer. He was also the leader in the Able Danger campaign, doing blogger conference calls ad nauseam to drum up support for the now infamous group. Well, in the past months, something else has come to my attention that casts further doubt on Mr. Weldon's credibility.

"Where is Weldon's uniform? Why didn't Weldon serve during the '60s. There was a war on; there was a draft. ... He wasn't drafted. Why?" - Rocco Polidoro, Republican co-chair of Veterans for Sestak

I got interested in the Weldon - Sestak race when Curt Weldon decided to swiftboat Joe Sestak, starting with a smear against his daughter, who just so happened to be fighting a malignant brain tumor at the time. Classy stuff in this race, because Weldon didn't stop there, next swiftboating Sestak for wearing his uniform, which was quickly smacked down. Evidently Curt was a little jealous he didn't have one. Which brings me to the point of this post. Why didn't Curt Weldon have a uniform of his own?

As Rocco Polidoro asked back in July, why wasn't Curt Weldon drafted? It's a logical question given his birth date is July 22, 1947. That would have made him of prime drafting age when the first lottery was launched in December 1969. Why does this matter today?

Curt Weldon, in addition to swiftboating his veteran opponent Joe Sestak, is the second ranking member of the House Armed Services Committee. He sits along side one of my other favorites Rep. Duncan Hunter who has been front and center in the swiftboating of Jack Murtha, which I chronicled for The Patriot Project. I've done many pieces on swiftboating, my most recent for Alternet. Weldon is also always trumpeting his support for the troops. But if Weldon is so supportive of the troops why didn't he serve when he had the chance? And boy did he have a chance.

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yourout Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 08:02 PM
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1. If he is a republican then.........Yes.
Edited on Mon Oct-09-06 08:02 PM by yourout
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phillysuse Donating Member (683 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 08:51 PM
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2. Apparently his eyes were bad
He wore glasses!!!
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David Zephyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-09-06 09:20 PM
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3. Kick.
n/t
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