Your Angry Political Quote of

by alphamonkey on February 16, 2004 · 0 comments

in Miscellany

Your Angry Political Quote of the Day:

“I particularly condemn the way our political leaders supplied the manpower for that war. The policies — determining who would be drafted and who would be deferred, who would serve and who would escape, who would die and who would live — were an anti-democratic disgrace. I am angry that so many sons of the powerful and well placed and so many professional athletes (who were probably healthier than any of us) managed to wangle slots in Reserve and National Guard units. Of the many tragedies of Vietnam, this raw class discrimination strikes me as the most damaging to the ideal that all Americans are created equal and owe equal allegiance to our country.”

– Secratary of State Colin Powell (from his 1995 autobiography “My American Journey”)

You think this comes up in conversation with his boss very often?

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