Date: September 8, 2004
Sent to but not published by the Boston Globe

If G.W. Bush did, as your story (September 11, 2004) suggests, break his contract with the United States to undertake service in the National Guard; and if the consequence of breaking that contract are a recall to active duty; then I have a suggestion.

I understand that there is a shortage of troops in Iraq. Recalling G.W. Bush to the colors would seem to be poetic justice.

I understand he is a dab hand at food service. There is a Mess Hall in Iraq that could use his services.