Karl Rove's Draft Deferment
The Salt Lake Tribune has a prominent article questioning Bush campaign Honcho Karl Rove's student deferment that allowed him to to avoid being drafted for three years of the Vietnam War. [link via Buzzflash.]
Except for a lapse of several months, Selective Service records show presidential adviser Karl Rove escaped the draft for nearly three years at the height of the Vietnam War using student deferments....[Rover's]draft record and accounts from friends reveal a young man who didn't necessarily agree with the war and managed to avoid being drafted.
Rove's friend and classmate back then, Mark Gustavson, now a Salt Lake City attorney, says:
Far from being a conscientious objector, Gustavson recalls, Rove's opposition to the war was political. He considered the conflict a "political skirmish that was not being properly administered."
Here's the nuts and bolts of Rove's draft status and deferment:
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