Interview With A Draft Dodger

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Interview with a "dodger." By Caleb Castillo A Conscientious Abstainer of the Vietnam War, currently on all our minds, was recently interviewed with regard to his experience dodging the Vietnam War military draft.

Q. For the curious readers of America Sir, what is your name? A. My name is William Jefferson Clinton, but you can call me Bill. Don't ask me why, but I have a hunch you'll be seein' me around. Remember that name.

Q. We'll get right to the question that American's want answered by all of your kind. What support do you have for justifying your abstinence, your dodge, your cowardice, as some might call it? A. Many of my contemporaries believe that the US involvement in the war is a mistake. By entering the war, the US will not attain its goal of stopping communism. Instead, it is interfering with a civil war and helping the communists take over Vietnam.

It also is loosing us thousands of Americans and permanently disabling many more.

Q. Many say that it isn't right that people are refusing to defend and support the position this Country's Government. What do you think about this? A. I agree that we should defend our government but the fight we got into wasn't our fight to begin with. I have goals that such an unjustified, messy confrontation is really going to throw a wrench in! How's a guy gonna get into Oxford wearing THOSE boots?!? Q. You mention Oxford, Mr. Clinton. Is it true that your friends and relatives in high places are making it possible for you to stave off the draft board long enough to enroll? A. Now, I see how it might look that way - I mean with Uncle Raymond taking Ol' Senator Fullbright cookies, cakes and automobiles...