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here's more dirt on Bush's Air National Guard service

here is more to the pile...so let's just stack that pile higher and higher, so that when it topples, it'll take
GeeDubya over with it!
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-Caveat Lector-

Inspiring words from our "War President", GW Bush:

"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."
Reported in the Dallas Morning News, Feb. 25, 1990
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W left Guard unit too soon
By LARRY COHLER-ESSES and BOB PORT
DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITERS
Thursday, February 12th, 2004

George W. Bush left his Texas Air National Guard assignment and moved to
Alabama in 1972 even though the Air Force denied his request for a
transfer, according to his military records.

In fact, Bush, did not even ask for an official transfer until nine days
after he moved to Alabama in May 1972.

The Air Force quickly rejected Bush's request, saying the fighter pilot
was "ineligible" to move to the Alabama unit Bush wanted - a squadron of
postal handlers.

Nevertheless, Bush stayed in Alabama until his Texas commanders finally
gave him written authorization five months later to train there.

The controversy over Bush's Vietnam War-era record - and Democratic
charges that he was AWOL - has prodded records documenting his service
into public scrutiny. While they suggest he complied with the
requirements of the time, they also show long absences from duty and
that he was suspended from flying.

As the questions about his service continued at the White House for a
second day, Bush spokesman Scott McClellan denounced them as "gutter
politics."

Bush went to Alabama to work on the Republican senate campaign of Winton
(Red) Blount. Mary Marks Curtis of Montgomery, Ala., who worked with
Bush and dated him at the time, said that after the election, "he left
and came back to Montgomery in late November or early December. He told
me that he was coming back to Montgomery because he had to fulfill his
Guard duty."

Defense Department payroll records released by the White House show Bush
was paid for two days of Guard duty in October and four days in
mid-November.

Another aspect of Bush's service that continues to prompt questions is
why he missed a physical in 1972 that caused him to be suspended as a pilot.

In 1999, Bush spokeswoman Karen Hughes said Bush missed his physical
because he was in Alabama, and there were only a few special doctors who
could do physicals.

McClellan would not even let the question be asked yesterday. When a
Daily News reporter tried several times to ask about the missed
physical, McClellan said, "I'm not going to engage in gutter politics.
I'm going to focus on what we're doing to make the world safer, to make
the world a better place."

Lawrence Korb, a former assistant secretary of defense for personnel and
a Navy flier in Vietnam, said a pilot losing his flight status was a
serious matter.

"We spent $1 million to train him to fly," Korb said. "You're supposed
to be ready to fly if we need you. If you didn't show up for your flight
physical, good heavens!"

But former Air Force historian Richard Kohn said, "If they allowed him
to leave his unit in Houston, that must have meant they didn't have a
pressing need for pilots."

Doing Time With Texas Air National Guard

1968 Graduates from Yale and joins Texas Air National Guard at the
height of the Vietnam War, when there were long waiting lists to get
into a Guard or Reserve unit. Bush's unit, dubbed the Champagne Unit,
included the sons of Sen. Lloyd Bentsen and Gov. John Connally, as well
as several members of the Dallas Cowboys.

Aug. 25, 1968 Completes basic training in San Antonio and is promoted to
second lieutenant.

1969 Graduates from flight school at Moody Air Force Base, Ga., as pilot
trainee.

1970 Graduates from Combat Crew Training School at Ellington Air Force
Base in Texas; promoted to first lieutenant. Is trained to fly F-102 jets.

1971 Participates in drills and alerts at Ellington. Begins work for
Houston-based agricultural company. Bush's father becomes UN ambassador.

April 1972 Takes last flight as a Guard member.

May 15 Leaves his Texas unit and heads for Alabama.

May 24 Bush seeks permission to be transferred to an Alabama Reserve
postal unit so he can work on Senate campaign of family friend Winton
(Red) Blount.

May 31 Bush's request is denied because he has been trained as a pilot
and this is not an appropriate posting for him. Bush does not return to
his Texas unit.

July Misses annual flight physical.

Sept. 5 Gets authorization to work on the Senate campaign and also is
authorized to perform some of his service in Alabama. Records indicate
he was paid for six days of service in October and November. No one has
vouched for seeing him there, but Bush insists he reported for duty.

Sept. 29 Is suspended as a pilot for failure to take annual physical.

December 1972 Returns to Texas but is not paid by the Guard for any
service that month.

Early 1973 Is paid for six days of service in January and two days in
April. Bush's father becomes chairman of the Republican National Committee.

April 1973 Commanding officers in Texas say they cannot evaluate his
performance for the previous year because he has not been observed.

Summer 1973 To achieve the 50 points he needs to complete his annual
service, Bush does 14 days in May, five in June and 19 in July. These
are all nonflying drills and include work at an inner-city poverty program.

Sept. 18, 1973 Arranges to leave the Guard six months early to attend
Harvard Business School. A deal for early release was not unusual at the
time.

Oct. 1, 1973 Receives honorable discharge.

Bush on Bush

"I'm saying to myself, 'What do I want to do?' I think I don't want to
be an infantry guy as a private in Vietnam. What I do decide to want to
do is learn to fly."

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal, 1989

"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."

Dallas Morning News, Feb. 25, 1990

"I don't want to play like I was somebody out there marching when I
wasn't. It was either Canada or the service. ... Somebody said the Guard
was looking for pilots. All I know is, there weren't that many people
trying to be pilots."

Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Nov. 29, 1998




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dirt bag 18.Oct.2004 11:04

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bush is the worst president ever if he wins the election then like the whole world will come to the end and we'll go from the most powerfull nation to the lowest bush made thousends of solders die for no reason at all if i was president i would put him to the death penalty