Jenna and Barbara
President Bush believes that the war in Iraq is "worth the sacrifice."
The question then becomes - sacrifice by whom?
What about George Bush’s daughters - Jenna and Barbara?
Prince Harry served in Afghanistan.
Senator Jim Webb and Senator John McCain each have a son who has served in Iraq.
During World War II four of Franklin Delano Roosevelt’s sons entered the armed forces, as did General Eisenhower’s son, John Eisenhower.
No double standard for them.
So, why not Jenna and Barbara Bush?
And why not military service for the children of all members of Congress - who have funded this criminal war in Iraq?
There is a certain moral authority to govern - setting an example - sharing in the sacrifice initiated by the White House - that escape George W. Bush and Dick Cheney and their enablers in Congress.
They have children who have declined to serve during the Iraq war.
While almost four thousand young American men and women have died in this needless, criminal war.
And tens of thousands have been seriously injured.
Why the double standard?
We have a simple cure for this double standard.
It’s called - draft at the top.
Pass a law that says this - whenever Congress and the White House take our country to war, all able-bodied military-age children of every member of Congress, the President and the Vice-President will be conscripted automatically into the armed forces.
Nader/Gonzalez supports draft at the top.
Clinton/Obama/McCain are opposed.
As we tour the country, seeking to get Nader/Gonzalez on the ballot, we will gather support for the draft at the top proposal.
To do this, we need your help.
As you know, we are in the middle of a drive to get Nader/Gonzalez on the ballot all across the country.
This week, we’re working on Arizona.
Over four days, we have raised more than $27,000 from 360 donors.
We are halfway to our goal.
We now only need 230 of your to donate $100 each and we will meet our goal of $50,000.
Our troops are waiting in Arizona for a signal to begin gathering the 40,000 signatures - which they must gather by June 4.
So, please, become one of 230 donors to push us over the top.
Give $100 or more now.
Or give whatever you can afford to give - now.
Remember - only Nader/Gonzalez would cut the bloated military budget.
And push for a law that would implement a draft at the top.
And remember the most recent Zogby poll results - which the mainstream media is conveniently ignoring.
McCain 45, Clinton 39, Nader 6.
McCain 44, Obama 39, Nader 5.
Some people say that once again, we’re making the difference.
We say 5 and 6 percent is only the beginning.
So, please help propel Nader/Gonazalez onto ballots all across this country.
For a more peaceful future.
The Nader Team