I don't know about anyone else but I have had it with this ridiculous assertion that President Bush was AWOL from The National Guard in 1972. The President had provided proof in 2000 that this was not true and now is again having to provide proof in 2004 of the same. Enough already. The President has responded to his critics and should close the bimetal bush book on this issue.
They will not stop. A news article released just today quotes Terry McAuliffe, chairman of the DNC as saying:
"The fact remains that there is still no evidence that George W. Bush showed up for duty as ordered while in Alabama," McAuliffe said
The records, some being released for the first time, didn't satisfy Democratic National Committee Chairman Terry McAuliffe. He argued that the payroll and summary service records posed more questions than they answered.
McAuliffe continues to try and resurrect this issue even after officials say that Bush's service is satisfactory:
"This paperwork doesn't say where he was or what type of training he conducted," said Lt. Col. Scott Gorske, a military fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington. "What it does say is the days that he did train and that he got paid."
He said National Guard members are not necessarily required to attend a drill each month, but rather to train a certain amount of time over a 12-month period. That is why Bush could have met his yearly service requirements even if there were some months in which he did not attend a drill, Gorske said.
Folks, President Bush received an HONORABLE DISCHARGE from the National Guard. You would think with the way the DNC is on this ridiculous ranting that the President received a dishonorable discharge. I might understand their tenacity if that was the case, but it isn't.
Quite frankly the questions were asked and answered in 2000.
So, President Bush is not a war hero, Oh, okay, so that means that he shouldn't be President ? What a ridiculous thought that is. Especially after Slick Willie was elected and was President for eight years, and never served in ANY military capacity at all, and as a matter of fact, dodged the draft by going to England to protest, er, I mean get an education at Oxford University.
When President George H.W. Bush, in 1992, alluded to the fact that Clinton never served in the military and in fact dodged the draft, it was John Kerry who chastised the President for calling attention to the fact and stated that military service didn't matter. Now all of a sudden if you are not a war hero you are not qualified to be President. Funny we didn't hear from McAuliffe on Clinton's military career, oh that's right I forgot, he doesn't have one.
And, as for our current soon to be democratic Presidential nominee, yes he was a war hero, yes he saved a few lives, but how many lives were lost as a result of him and Hanoi Jane by giving aid and comfort to the enemy by protesting and calling America's Vietnam Vets, murderers, rapists, and Ghingas Khans. How about Mr. Phoney baloney, throwing away his, oops I mean, someone else's medals in Washington. His are still on his wall. How genuine is that, and later on in life he now reveres those medals, why don't the rest of the veterans who actually threw theirs away speak out .
The North Vietnamese General in charge of the military campaign that drove the U.S. out of South Vietnam in 1975 credited a group led by now democratic front runner John Kerry, with helping the NVA achieve victory. In a 1985 memoir Gen. Vo Nguyen Giap stated that if it weren't for organizations like Kerry's Vietnam Veterans Against the War, Hanoi would have surrendered to the U.S. Wow, that's pretty powerful stuff if you ask me, Senator. You and your group may have been responsible for the death of untold thousands of U.S. and South Vietnamese soldiers and civilians by your actions.
Lt. Col. Oliver North(Ret.), himself a Vietnam Veteran and recipient of two purple hearts, put it best, " The Vietnam Veterans Against the War encouraged people to desert, encouraged people to mutiny, some used what they wrote to justify "fragging officers." John Kerry has the blood of American soldiers on his hands."
Oh and by the way, Terry McAuliffe never served in any military capacity, and for those of you who will try to jump on this, neither did I, but I'm not attacking anyone's military service, I'm defending the President of the United states. A President who served honorably in the National Guard, and who is being unfairly labeled as AWOL and a deserter by some.
Furthermore, Senator Kerry and Mr. McAuliffe, how dare you besmirch the reputation of the fine men and women who have served in the National Guard whether in war time or not, whether they were war heroes or not. Kerry likens guard service to those who wanted to avoid the draft and Mc Auliffe stated that serving in the Guard was not military service and not service to your country. Where is the OUTRAGE from these people that served in the Guard. This WILL NOT GO UNANSWERED.
It is time for Americans to get OUTRAGED and speak out against those who are trying to degrade the President. Write your newspapers, call talk show, and your congressmen, and senators. Tell them that you've heard enough of these ridiculous accusations that are baseless and meaningless to the qualifications for President.
God Bless President Bush, and God Bless the United States of America !
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