Dennis Jensen of the Rutland Herald is blasting Ted Nugent for the rocker’s outspoken support of President Bush and the war in Iraq. “The Nuge is also a big fan of the current war in Iraq,” Jensen writes. “In fact, the 57-year-old rocker also ‘told it like it is’ during the Vietnam War. Here’s Ted on what he would have done if he went to Vietnam: ‘… if I would have gone over there, I’d have been killed, or I’d have killed, or I’d kill all the hippies in the foxholes … I would have killed everybody,’ he told the Detroit Free Press in an interview published July 15, 1990. Fortunately, for our hero, Ted didn’t go to Vietnam. And how Ted managed to avoid the draft makes President Bush look like a war hero. In that 1990 interview with the Free Press and from information collected from the Chickenhawk Web site, Nugent told about how he avoided the draft: ‘He claims that 30 days before his Draft Board Physical, he stopped all forms of personal hygiene. The last 10 days he ingested nothing but junk food and Pepsi, and a week before his physical, he stopped using the bathroom altogether, virtually living inside his pants caked with excrement and urine. That spectacle won Nugent a deferment.’ It says volumes about the character of a man who calls himself the Motor City Madman. The Detroit native went out of his way to avoid the defining experience of his generation, then has the gall to talk about how eagerly he would have killed, ‘if’ he had served.”
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