Does patriotism mean whatever G.W. Bush says it does? Dubya is quoted in the Houston Chronicle (5/8/1994), saying:

"I was not prepared to shoot my eardrum out with a shotgun in order to get a deferment. Nor was I willing to go to Canada. So I chose to better myself by learning how to fly airplanes."
As far as he's concerned, other people can die for his country.