The Corner

Re: Lunacy of The Day

Or how about this: A statue to commemorate draft dodgers.

According to a Reuters >story, yesterday, “The proposal calls for a sculpture of two Americans, a male and a female, crossing an imaginary border where a Canadian figure is waiting to welcome them.”

I’m not kidding.

Oh, and what draft would the female have been dodging?

A former U.S. Marine infantry leader, W. Thomas Smith Jr. writes about military issues. He has covered war in the Balkans, on the West Bank, in Iraq, and in Lebanon. ...

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