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  • ironbar_2 ironbar_2 Apr 19, 2013 11:46 AM Flag

    Bush served in the military, he served in the National Guard, Serving in the military is the opposite of being a draft dodger, seems like I am stating the obvious, but you have to stay the obvious with some of the people on this board.


    Bush served in the military, he served in the National Guard, Serving in the military is the opposite of being a draft dodger, seems like I am stating the obvious, but you have to stay the obvious with some of the people on this board.

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    • Bottom line is that at least He served as did many of us.
      Fact remains that most in this joke of an (alleged)"administration" did not, would not, and they are nothing more than paper-hanging parasites themselves.
      BAC is doing very well considering the dilemma created by that POS named Ken Lewis.

      Sentiment: Strong Buy

    • On May 2, 1973 one of Bush's superiors noted that "Lt. Bush has not been observed at this unit during the period of report. A civilian occupation made it necessary for him to move to Montgomery, Alabama. He cleared this base on 15 May 1972 and has been performing equivalent training in a non-flying status with the 187th Tac Recon Gp, Dannelly ANG Base, Alabama." However, no records for service in Alabama exist.[2]

      Subsequently Bush spent 36 days in May, June and July 1973 on duty, accumulating 41 points. According to the Boston Globe, he was then awarded 15 'gratuitous' service points - enough to get him across the 50 service points threshold. His last service day was July 30, 1973 and - while originally due to serve through to November 1974 - was honourably discharged early to enable him to attend Harvard Business School. [3]

      Furthermore, a U.S. News analysis showed that "during the final two years of his obligation, Bush did not comply with Air Force regulations that impose a time limit on making up missed drills. What's more, he apparently never made up five months of drills he missed in 1972, contrary to assertions by the administration."

    • In January 1968 Bush was set to graduate from Yale University, making him eligible for the draft and, in all likelihood, service in Vietnam. Bush sought entry into the officer corps of the Texas Air National Guard, which would minimize his chances of being dispatched to Vietnam. Despite scoring low on the entrance exam, Bush was accepted.

      The controversy over his military service has concentrated on whether his father, George Herbert Walker Bush who was a U.S. Congressman at the time, exerted influence to ensure his son obtained a 'soft' posting in the National Guard and whether he completed his duties sufficiently to justify his honorable discharge in 1973.

      "Bush signed a six-year "military service obligation," he was required to attend at least 44 inactive-duty training drills each fiscal year beginning July 1. But Bush's own records show that he fell short of that requirement, attending only 36 drills in the 1972-73 period, and only 12 in the 1973-74 period." [1]

      Bush was assigned serve at the Houston Air National Guard base between 1968 and 1973. Bush graduated from flight school in November 1969 and undertook a further six months training in the F-102 fighter-interceptor. Between June 1970 and April 1972 he flew frequently with his unit.

      However, in May 1972 he sought and gained approval to move to Alabama to work on the U.S. Senate campaign of Republican Party candidate, Winton Blount. While in Alabama Bush was obliged to continue his duties with another National Guard unit. After failing to have an annual physical examination Bush was removed from flight duty on August 1, 1972.

      Bush's military records reveal that he did not do any duty between April 16 and October 28, 1972 and missed training altogether in December 1972 and February and March 1973. There were no records of him having served with any unit in Alabama. It is a requirement of members of the National Guard that they accumulate a minimum of 50 service points in a year.

    • "Bush served in the military...." HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA ! ! ! Hey, Jethro, the Alabama Air National Guard does have a reputation for protecting Alabama skies from invading Mississippians. They did it with great heroism and uncommon valor. Just ask Dumbed-Down Dubya. . . . , he'll be glad to tell you all about it! No Mississippians ever stole any meth or moon on his watch. HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA HA ! ! !

    • Bush served our country the same way Romney did, work and war are for the middle class not the rich and connected.

      Sentiment: Buy

    • He was a pilot but when the national guard started testing pilots for drugs he stopped going. I wonder why

      • 2 Replies to vinscoot2000
      • Because he was on hard drugs. During the year I spent in Thailand (same era; '72-'73) as an Air Force sergeant, my buddies and I were randomly and frequently tapped for drug testing, but the technology at that time could not detect marijuana use. We used to see how stoned we could get, and then showed up for our urine tests with red eyes and feces-eating grins, staggering and laughing so much it was hard to hit the container. Heck, the Air Force had a sign posted at the main gate of Udorn RTAFB with a big caricature of Free-Wheelin' Franklin (Thank you, R. Crumb!) waving a big j-bar, and this caption: "Most local DOPE is laced with heroin or opium. For information and a free test kit, contact the base Drug Information Office." As long as we kept their birds up and running, all the Air Force was concerned with was the hard stuff. Besides the abundant and cheap heroin and opium, Thailand also had no pharmaceutical laws. If you could name it you could buy it, and cheap. British "White Horse" speed? 5 cents a hit. Valium? 10 cents. More guys got in trouble from uppers and downers than got hooked on heroin or opium. Look, it's no secret that Little Georgie was a cokehead and a juicer, and it wasn't until he got political ambitions that he found Jesus and went straight. ROTFLMAO Chuck Colsen Light.

      • Draft dodging is different then not enlisting, Obama was to young for the draft plus he doesn't act like a chicken hawk which is a republican problem.

        Sentiment: Buy

    • WRONG. Joining the National Guard or Coast Guard was a known way of staying out of combat. ALL major gop thought leaders who were of draft age during the war dodged combat. Says a lot about how hypocritical they are.

    • In the words of one of America's greatest military leaders, HORSEPUCKY! I was the same kind of draft dodger as Bush - but the best deal I could swing was a 4-year enlistment in the effin Air Force.....didn't have his Daddy's connections, working class you know - and landed my keister in SEA anyway. While I was busy raining death and destruction on the local population (BTW, thanks again to all my sponsors) that coddled little pissant was stateside with two 2nd looies shining his shoes and making him Texas breakfasts. But never mind me and George....thanks for YOUR service, Hero. ROTFLMAO Please tell us all about it.

      • 2 Replies to fish2kill
      • Why the "effin" air force? Nothing wrong with it, USAF was and is a nice gig if you can get it - a lot of us are/were in military families and grew up on base. There are a whole lot worse assignments, but service is service and it's appreciated. Doesn't make one a better person to demean somebody else's or to question their motivation for serving where/how they did. On the contrary, it seems opportunistic and petty. Example was when the right went after Kerry. Thatisall.

      • A terror analyst said he thinks the brothers are following this new group called al qaida "union" ... he was asked if the two brothers had any military training and he slips and says they have "medical" training...of course he corrects himself. LA County and Sacramento Prosecutors plan to file lawsuits against Rawson Neal Hospital and those who are running

    • "amen "

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