Re "Doonesbury is beyond pale" (Letters, Oct. 9): The Doonesbury cartoon was accurate. Gov. Mitt Romney was a supporter of the Vietnam War. He just didn't want to go there in 1968.
He received a religious deferment and deployed on a two-year mission to France. He returned home to find he had a high draft number. Safe again.
He's commented on how he wished he could have served in Vietnam. I guess Romney didn't know all he had to do was enlist. There were five branches in which to serve. I enlisted in the United States Air Force in 1966, and deployed to Southeast Asia in 1968. I was lucky. My assignment was Thailand. Other boys were not so lucky.
Romney talks tough on foreign policy now, but in '68, he took the easy way out. I think that's the point of Doonesbury cartoon.
-- Joseph M. Sherman, Granite Bay
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