For a man intent on moving into the White House, Rudy Giuliani carries a lot of baggage - but it's his draft-dodging past that may prove the biggest drag in the campaign, prominent veterans tell New York magazine in tomorrow's issue.
Speaking about terrorism and the Iraq war last week, Giuliani boasted, "It is something I understand better than anyone else running for president."
But it was draft deferments that kept Giuliani, 62, out of Vietnam while he attended law school.
"Giuliani gets a zero-zero," added Gen. Wesley Clark, an adviser to the group. "He wasn't willing to risk his life for his country, and he has no relevant experience that's in any way useful to be commander-in-chief. He hosted the U.N. and had a large police force."