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  • Bush's Guard Service

    08/28/2009 5:23:46 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 31 replies · 3,129+ views
    IBD Editorials ^ | August 28, 2009 | INVESTORS BUSINESS DAILY Staff
    Media Bias: Veteran reporter, author and commentator Bernard Goldberg reports that when CBS News did its fake National Guard story on George W. Bush avoiding service in Vietnam, it knew it was a lie.It's a liberal urban legend that Bush used the influence of his father and his father's friends to land a cushy position in the Texas National Guard to avoid service in Vietnam. The Democrats would run John Kerry as a hero in the war, and CBS News was all too eager to help with Mary Mapes producing a "60 Minutes II" segment in September 2004 charging exactly...
  • Mary Mapes knew Bush volunteered for Vietnam: CBS report

    08/27/2009 8:59:04 AM PDT · by RobinMasters · 88 replies · 2,622+ views
    WorldNetDaily ^ | August 26, 2009 | ED MORRISSEY
    This story by Bernard Goldberg certainly takes me back to the early days of my blogging career. Shortly after the 2004 Republican convention, Mary Mapes produced a segment for 60 Minutes II that alleged that George W. Bush had manipulated his enlistment in the Texas Air National Guard to avoid serving in combat in Vietnam. The documents used by CBS, Mapes, and Dan Rather turned out to be clumsy hoaxes, which the blogosphere exposed through careful review of their substance and their form (the latter of which I played a small part in refuting, with my expertise in printing and...
  • A “Lost” Fact in the “Rathergate” Mess — Part 1 (Bush volunteered to go to Vietnam)

    08/25/2009 5:33:03 PM PDT · by Bratch · 75 replies · 3,978+ views
    BernardGoldberg.com ^ | August 25th, 2009 | Bernard Goldberg
    In 2007, Rather filed his $70 million lawsuit against his old company saying he wasn’t allowed to defend his story because the top management of CBS’ parent company, Viacom, wanted to appease the Bush Administration and protect its business interests. Until now, the controversy over the Rather/Mapes story has centered almost entirely on one issue: the legitimacy of the documents – a very important issue, indeed. But it turns out that there was another very important issue, one that goes to the very heart of what the story was about – and one that has gone virtually unnoticed. This is...
  • Of Course CBS Knew Bush Volunteered to Fly Combat Missions in Vietnam

    08/26/2009 9:15:48 AM PDT · by astyanax · 8 replies · 1,007+ views
    wizbang ^ | 26Aug09 | Lorie Byrd
    Bernard Goldberg is getting a good bit of attention for something he said on O'Reilly tonight -- that documents show the CBS investigation in 2004 revealed that George Bush volunteered to fly combat missions in Vietnam. The following is from his website, Bernard Goldberg.com (via Newsbusters):
  • George Bush was trained to bring down Soviet TU-95

    10/21/2007 12:51:12 PM PDT · by Tailgunner Joe · 46 replies · 1,314+ views
    www.izvestia.ru ^ | 10/19/2007
    The present US president George Bush was trained to intercept Soviet bomber carrier TU-95 Bear aircraft while he was in the Texas Air National Guard. The US archives and retired colonel William Kampenii, Mr. President’s fellow soldier since 1970 till 1971 have proved this fact. ‘Pilots from Air National Guard used to intercept TU-95 regularly. The Bears used to make patrol flights, the aircrafts were usually intercepted along the eastern US coast, sometimes just near Cuba,’ says colonel Kampenii. George Bush J. reminisces in his autobiography A Charge To Keep how they were taught to direct to the target with...
  • Rather 'Absolutely' Stands by 'Truth' of Bush Story, Slams Criticism as 'Diversionary'

    07/13/2006 8:00:54 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 85 replies · 2,402+ views
    Newsbusters ^ | July 12, 2006 | Brent Baker
    Declaring he “absolutely” believes “the truth” of his discredited story based on forged memos, about President Bush's National Guard record, on Wednesday's Larry King Live on CNN Dan Rather contended that “we had a lot, a lot of corroboration, of what we broadcast about President Bush's military record. It wasn't just the documents.” Rather then attacked those who dared to expose his misdeeds: “It's a very old technique used, that when those who don't like what you're reporting believe it can be hurtful, then they look for the weakest spot and attack it, which is fair enough. It's a diversionary...
  • Lt. G.W. Bush, Captured in Bronze

    02/10/2006 12:30:56 AM PST · by West Coast Conservative · 21 replies · 1,132+ views
    Washington Post ^ | February 10, 2006 | Peter Baker
    Presidents are often memorialized in their most famous moments -- George Washington crossing the Delaware, Theodore Roosevelt at San Juan Hill. Now President Bush's time in the Texas Air National Guard has been immortalized in bronze. The National Guard Association of the United States yesterday unveiled a bust of a young Lt. George W. Bush. The association expressed its pride in Bush, who is perhaps its most famous alumnus around today. Bush's service may still be a bit of a sore subject for him, though. He seemed no more eager to talk about it yesterday than he did in his...
  • CBS (sort of) admits Bush NG documents fakes

    02/03/2006 8:59:54 PM PST · by Zeko · 8 replies · 496+ views
    CBS Evening News contained a brief segment tonight called "State of the Media" which (among other things) discussed the impact of bloggers on traditional media. The most interesting sentence (for me) occurred in a discussion of the infamous 60 Minutes II show in 2004 concerning George Bush's alleged special treatment in the National Guard. According to the CBS announcer, when questionable documents were used in the show, "bloggers quickly EXPOSED them" (emphasis added).
  • Fred Barnes vs. Diane Rehm (Vanity)

    02/01/2006 11:05:30 AM PST · by JoeGar · 1 replies · 369+ views
    2/1/06 | JoeGar
    On January 27, Fred Barnes, on the Diane Rehm radio show, told Diane that he would get back to her by January 30 with his source(s) for the story about Bush volunteering for Vietnam. Did anyone listen to the January 27 show? Did Fred get back to Diane? What was the outcome?
  • Diane Rehm Disputes Bush Volunteering for Viet Nam

    01/27/2006 10:21:06 AM PST · by LK44-40 · 122 replies · 2,906+ views
    Diane Rehm Show - Friday, 27 Jan 06
    Diane Rehm vigorously disputed on her radio program on Friday that George Bush had ever volunteered to serve in Viet Nam.Rehm's guest, conservative journalist Fred Barnes, mentioned the familiar assertion that at one point during his Air Guard service, the President did volunteer to go to Viet Nam, an offer that was not accepted.Rehm responded with incredulity saying that she had never heard such a claim. Some of her callers -- typically left wing -- joined in her scornful dismissal of any such notion. The matter was left with the agreement that Barnes would research the matter and call back...
  • DUmmie FUnnies 12-28-05 ("CBS Producer has New Documents related to Bush AWOL")

    12/28/2005 6:05:14 AM PST · by PJ-Comix · 112 replies · 1,627+ views
    DUmmie FUnnies ^ | December 28, 2005 | Mary Mapes, DUmmies, and PJ-Comix
    Have you noticed how quickly CBS ex-producer, Mary Mapes, has faded from public view? Her book bombed bigtime because NO ONE except for a few diehard loonies bought her completely unbelievable story. Mapes still contends that the obviously forged Texas Air National Guard documents that purported to prove that Bush was AWOL were authentic and that even if they were fake, the story is still somehow valid. Even many Liberals were embarrassed by Mary Mapes and hoped she would just go away. About the only TRUE BELIEVERS I have been able to find were, of course, in DUmmieland as...
  • Bush's Guard service may affect Miers nomination (press recycling this story AGAIN)

    10/04/2005 9:57:07 PM PDT · by Republican Wildcat · 17 replies · 843+ views
    Austin-American Statesmen ^ | October 4, 2005 | Ken Herman
    WASHINGTON -- A former Texas lottery official, who claimed that then-Gov. George W. Bush's desire to cover up his National Guard record helped steer decisions about a key lottery contract, said he wants to talk to senators about Supreme Court nominee Harriet Miers' possible role in that effort. "If I were to be subpoenaed to come to the thing, I would come," said Lawrence Littwin, who filed a lawsuit after he was fired as the lottery's executive director in 1997. "I would say the committee, I think, would be interested." Littwin claimed in a federal lawsuit that lottery operator GTECH...
  • Complaint Against Kerry, CBS Dismissed

    07/21/2005 1:01:28 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 42 replies · 1,842+ views
    Complaint Against Kerry, CBS Dismissed By SHARON THEIMER, Associated Press Writer 7 minutes ago Election officials have thrown out a complaint against John Kerry's presidential campaign and CBS over a now-discredited story that questioned President Bush's National Guard service. The Federal Election Commission, in a 6-0 ruling, said there was no reason to believe the allegations raised by the Center for Individual Freedom over the story that aired on CBS' "60 Minutes Wednesday" in September. The politically conservative group contended the report amounted to an illegal election-time advertisement against Bush that was financed with corporate money; that CBS improperly coordinated...
  • Dan Rather's Attack on President Bush's Military Service Rested on Left-Wing Media's Contrived Myths

    03/09/2005 11:15:02 AM PST · by pookie18 · 42 replies · 2,590+ views
    WrennCom/PoliSat ^ | 3/9/05 | Col. John H. Wambough, Jr. USAF (Ret.)
    Dan Rather's CBS' 60 Minutes Hit Piece on President Bush's Air National Guard Service Tied Left-Wing Media Myths in with Fraudulent Memos Response to "Dan Rather: A Reporter Remembers"-- 8 p.m. EST on March 9, 2005 Dan Rather and Mary Mapes are still embracing the veracity of content of their 60 Minutes fraudulent memos aired on September 8, 2004 . They need to re-read the Report of the Independent Review Panel "Concerning President Bush's Air National Guard Service" by Dick Thornburgh and Louis D. Boccardi. For a fair perspective of President Bush's Air National Guard (ANG) Service, suggest reading "Bush...
  • Rangel: Bush Had 'Good Reason' to Avoid Nat'l Guard Drug Test

    12/04/2004 11:50:37 PM PST · by dts32041 · 77 replies · 2,351+ views
    News Max ^ | 5 DEC 04 | News Max
    Rangel: Bush Had 'Good Reason' to Avoid Nat'l Guard Drug Test If the White House was hoping that the bitter personal attacks against President Bush would subside after the election, Rep. Charlie Rangel, D-NY, disabused them of the notion on Saturday, when he suggested during a radio interview that Bush used illegal drugs while serving in the National Guard. After alleging that Bush "deliberately avoided service in Vietnam" by joining the Texas Air National Guard, Rangel told WABC's Mark Simone that Bush missed a 1972 physical, which was required for Guard pilots. "He must have had a good reason why...
  • AP: New Bush Guard Papers Leave Questions Will it ever end?

    10/28/2004 2:54:30 PM PDT · by wolfeast1 · 32 replies · 825+ views
    October 26, 2004 AP: New Bush Guard Papers Leave Questions By MATT KELLEY ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) - Unearthed under legal pressure, three-decade-old documents portray President Bush as a capable and well-liked Air National Guard pilot who stopped flying and attending regular drills two-thirds of the way through his six-year commitment - without consequence. The files, many of them forced to light by Freedom of Information lawsuits by The Associated Press, conflict with some of the harshest attacks Democrats have levied on Bush's Vietnam-era service, such as suggestions that Bush was a deserter or absent without leave. But gaps in...
  • AP: New Bush Guard Papers Leave Questions

    10/26/2004 12:48:56 PM PDT · by stevek1 · 162 replies · 5,289+ views
    By MATT KELLEY, Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON - Unearthed under legal pressure, three-decade-old documents portray President Bush (news - web sites) as a capable and well-liked Air National Guard pilot who stopped flying and attending regular drills two-thirds of the way through his six-year commitment — without consequence.
  • Search uncovers Bush Guard records

    10/16/2004 12:11:38 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 49 replies · 1,933+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | MATT KELLEY
    WASHINGTON - Weeks after Texas National Guard officials signed an oath swearing they had turned over all of President Bush's military records, independent examiners found more than two dozen pages of previously unreleased documents about Bush. The two retired Army lawyers went through Texas files under an agreement between the Texas Guard and The Associated Press, which sued to gain access to the files. The 31 pages of documents turned over to AP on Thursday include orders for high-altitude training in 1972, less than three months before Bush abruptly quit flying as a fighter pilot. The discovery is the latest...
  • Independent Review Finds Bush Records Texas National Guard Officials Missed

    10/15/2004 2:43:15 PM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 62 replies · 2,989+ views
    Independent Review Finds Bush Records Texas National Guard Officials Missed By Matt Kelley Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON (AP) - Weeks after Texas National Guard officials signed an oath swearing they had turned over all of President Bush's military records, independent examiners found more than two dozen pages of previously unreleased documents about Bush. The two retired Army lawyers went through Texas files under an agreement between the Texas Guard and The Associated Press, which sued to gain access to the files. The 31 pages of documents turned over to AP Thursday night include orders for high-altitude training in 1972, less...
  • In defense of Lt. Bush: Exposed to more than his share of danger

    10/11/2004 12:26:58 AM PDT · by JohnHuang2 · 32 replies · 759+ views
    Washington Times ^ | Monday, October 11, 2004 | Charles D. Youree, Jr.
    The Washington Timeswww.washingtontimes.com In defense of Lt. BushBy Charles D. Youree, Jr.Published October 11, 2004          President Bush's military service is being unjustly vilified. I feel a sense of anger and frustration when I hear that instead of volunteering for Vietnam, Mr. Bush "hid out" flying fighter/interceptor jets in the Air National Guard (ANG) for four years.     As a former Air Force pilot with 6,000 hours of flying time, including more than 3,000 hours in jet fighters, I know that whenever you strapped yourself into a jet fighter and took off, you were in harm's way. Your life was on...
  • Nat'l Guard Produces More Bush Records

    10/06/2004 9:35:52 AM PDT · by Pikamax · 15 replies · 1,186+ views
    AP ^ | 10/06/04 | AP
    Nat'l Guard Produces More Bush Records Published: October 06, 2004 12:10 PM EDT WASHINGTON More than a week after a court-imposed deadline to turn over all records of President Bush's military service, the Texas Air National Guard belatedly produced two documents Tuesday that include Bush's orders for his last day of active duty in 1973. The orders show Bush was on "no-fly" status for his last days of duty because he had been grounded almost a year earlier for skipping an annual medical exam. The files, released to The Associated Press under a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit, are orders...
  • Authorities consider probing National Guard memos given to CBS

    10/06/2004 1:48:52 PM PDT · by rface · 1 replies · 432+ views
    Knight Ridder Newspapers ^ | Tue, Oct. 05, 2004 | JACK DOUGLAS JR. AND TONI HEINZL
    FORT WORTH, Texas - (KRT) - Fifty-one members of Congress have requested an investigation into the suspected forgery of memos used by CBS to report on President Bush's service in the National Guard. Kathy Colvin, a spokeswoman for the U.S. attorney's office in Dallas, said Tuesday that federal officials were "still consulting" with the Justice Department in Washington and that no decision had been made on whether to launch an investigation. The Texas Rangers, meanwhile, have also been asked to look into the matter by U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith of Texas, in a letter signed by him and other Republicans...
  • Winging it with ‘W’ (Story by a man that served with GWB in Texas)

    10/02/2004 5:30:38 PM PDT · by stockpirate · 28 replies · 1,291+ views
    The Press of Atlantic City ^ | October 2, 2004 | MICHAEL MILLER
    Winging it with ‘W’ By MICHAEL MILLER Staff Writer, (609) 463-6712, E-Mail OCEAN CITY - Joseph Tordella is sure President George W. Bush served his country honorably as a member of the Texas Air National Guard. How does he know? Tordella was Bush's wingman in the F-102 fighter jet. The former U.S. Air Force pilot trained with Bush in early 1972. This is the year of Bush's military service that, 32 years later, has come under increasing scrutiny by those who claim he shirked his guard duties. Tordella, 66, said he flew with Bush in March or April of that...
  • Inside the Ring - Texas Guard beat - "My editors don't want any good stuff on Bush."

    10/02/2004 5:15:03 PM PDT · by NavySEAL F-16 · 11 replies · 1,607+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | October 1, 2004 | Bill Gertz Rowen Scarborough
    Texas Guard beat President Bush's tenure as a Texas Air National Guard pilot has become a cottage industry in Texas. A group of former guardsmen, led by Bill Burkett, offers up all sorts of sordid Bush stories to any reporter willing to fly into Texas and root around for a while. Former Bush colleagues in the guard have been interviewed scores of times. They tell some interesting stories about their press contacts. One retired officer quotes a reporter for a major East Coast daily as telling him she wants off the Bush guard beat, but her editors tell her to...
  • Newly Released Document: Bush Resignation Letter from Guard

    09/30/2004 10:35:23 PM PDT · by woofie · 3 replies · 716+ views
    YahooNews ^ | 9/30/04
    http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/040930/480/wx12109300222 The White House produced Wednesday night, Sept. 29, 2004, this newly unearthed document on President Bush (news - web sites)'s Guard service, seven months after it said all materials on the subject had been publicly released. The new document was a copy of Bush's resignation in 1974 declaring he was leaving the Guard because of 'inadequate time to fulfill possible future commitments.' White House spokesman Scott McClellan said the resignation was found in connection with a lawsuit brought by The Associated Press. (AP Photo/Department of Defense (news - web sites))
  • Favorable Treatment: Let’s Get The Facts Straight

    09/29/2004 2:46:35 PM PDT · by Conservative Coulter Fan · 16 replies · 2,407+ views
    Favorable Treatment: Let’s Get The Facts Straight Claim: Some of have charged that George W. Bush “leaped ahead” of 100,000 other people on waiting lists to join the National Guard. They say this proves he used influence and received favorable treatment as a result. Truth: This is fallacious at best. There may have been 100,000 on waiting lists across the whole country in all 50 states at the time, but not in the Texas Air National Guard, which is where Bush signed up. It is like walking into a grocery store and finding an empty line, but someone says...
  • White House: Guard Never Disciplined Bush (questions submitted by The Associated Press)

    09/29/2004 3:06:06 PM PDT · by Former Military Chick · 38 replies · 1,396+ views
    AP ^ | Sep 29, 5:39 PM (ET) | PETE YOST
    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Bush never was disciplined while serving in the Texas Air National Guard, never failed a physical and never asked his father or family friends for help to get him into the guard during the Vietnam War, the White House said Wednesday. The White House answers came in response to a dozen questions submitted by The Associated Press in light of new records detailing Bush's Guard service and allegations that have surfaced this election season. The Texas Air National Guard stripped Bush of his pilot status in August 1972 for failing to take the annual medical exam...
  • TANG Evaluations of Lt. Bush

    09/29/2004 1:47:09 PM PDT · by Conservative Coulter Fan · 22 replies · 1,232+ views
    TANG Evaluations of Lt. Bush FACTS AND SPECIFIC ACHIEVEMENTS: Lt. Bush is an exceptionally fine young officer and pilot. After completing the F-102 all weather interceptor school in November 1969, he came to this unit as a highly qualified fighter interceptor pilot. Lt. Bush possesses sound judgment and is mature beyond his age and experience level. During the last weapons firing deployment, he delivered both primary and secondary weapons from the F-102. Lt. Bush performed in an outstanding manner following the test project requirements set forth. He also participated in a practice element deployment during annual field training. He...
  • Eye Witnesses (Four Who Remember Bush Serving in Alabama)

    09/29/2004 2:01:48 PM PDT · by Conservative Coulter Fan · 66 replies · 5,718+ views
    Eye Witnesses The following people have come forward and can confirm for us that George W. Bush was fulfilling his guard duty in Alabama. Eye Witness #1 James Anderson was a physician for the Montgomery-based 187th Tactical Reconnaissance Group. His son, Montgomery physician Noble Anderson, said his father performed a routine examination on Bush at Dannelly Air National Guard base in 1972. The military doctor says that Lt. Col. John “Bill” Calhoun brought Bush by his office for an exam, Noble Anderson said. James Anderson could not remember which month he saw Bush, only that it was some time...
  • Pentagon Releases Pages Of Bush's Guard Records

    09/27/2004 5:44:30 PM PDT · by Former Military Chick · 7 replies · 702+ views
    Baltimore Sun ^ | September 25, 2004
    WASHINGTON - The Pentagon released 10 pages of records from President Bush's Vietnam-era service in the Texas Air National Guard late yesterday, but the files shed no new light on his military career. The records include several that have been released before and others that are administrative files or cover letters to other documents that have been previously released. Yesterday was the court-ordered deadline for the Pentagon to turn over all records it could find on Bush's Texas Air National Guard service. The White House has repeatedly announced this year that all of Bush's records have been released, only to...
  • A lapse on National Guard story

    09/27/2004 6:51:45 AM PDT · by ninonitti · 20 replies · 1,109+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | September 27, 2004 | By Christine Chinlund
    THE CBS document drama has generated a new wave of media reflection, with plenty of criticism to go around. No one, not even the paper's toughest critic, is suggesting the Globe did anything remotely as lamentable as CBS did when it broadcast unverifiable memos detailing George Bush's National Guard lapses in 1972 and 1973. But some readers say the Globe erred on a smaller scale by writing about the memos without first confirming they were real and, later, by being too slow to report inconsistencies and doubts as they quickly surfaced on the Web and in other papers. "As ABC...
  • Bush's Honorable Air National Guard Service

    09/25/2004 3:11:32 PM PDT · by maine-iac7 · 7 replies · 729+ views
    Gopusa ^ | September 20, 2004 | By Col. John H. Wambough, Jr. USAF (Ret.)
    /George Bush and I were fighter pilots. Lt. Bush flew F-102s in the Air National Guard (ANG) -- 111th Fighter Interceptor Squadron (FIS); / Lt. Bush flew hundreds of hours in the F-102 -- the world's first supersonic all-weather jet interceptor aircraft;/flying operational fighter jets is highly dangerous. People don't strap fighter jets to their backside if they are overly concerned for their future. While in F-105 training at McConnell AFB in early 1968, we lost five aircraft in six weeks /In November 1970, the Commander of the Texas Air National Guard, Lt. Col. Jerry B. Killian, called Mr. Bush,...
  • Man who swore Bush into Air Guard speaks out

    09/25/2004 6:12:16 AM PDT · by Just another Rob · 15 replies · 1,133+ views
    The Daily Times Staff ^ | 2004-09-24 | Lance Coleman
    Ed Morrisey Jr. has his opinion about rumors President Bush received preferential treatment when he was allowed into the Texas Air National Guard in the late 1960s. The Blount Countian also has firsthand knowledge. The 75-year-old Jackson Hills resident is a retired colonel with Texas Air National Guard. He swore Lt. George W. Bush into the service in May 1968. On Thursday, Morrisey said the argument that Bush got off easy by being in the National Guard doesn't take into consideration the context of the 1960s. ``Bush and the others were flying several flights day or night over the Gulf...
  • Pentagon Releases More Bush Guard Papers [nothing new]

    09/24/2004 6:20:12 PM PDT · by plushaye · 23 replies · 753+ views
    Associated Press ^ | September 24 2004 | AP
    WASHINGTON -- The Pentagon released 10 pages of records from President Bush's Vietnam-era service in the Texas Air National Guard late Friday, but the files shed no new light on his military career. The records include several that have been released before and others that are administrative files or cover letters to other documents that have been previously released. The Defense Department released the records in response to a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit by The Associated Press. Friday was the court-ordered deadline for the Pentagon to turn over all records it could find on Bush's Texas Air National Guard...
  • Bush's Military Record Reveals Grounding and Absence for Two Full Years

    09/24/2004 6:22:01 PM PDT · by The Real Indepman · 39 replies · 816+ views
    Progressive News ^ | Oct 4, 2000 | Robert A. Rogers (USAF - Ret)
    "Why would a physical exam present a problem for 1st Lt. Bush? A little-know fact reported in the London Times and the New York Post on June 18, 2000 gives a powerful clue. In April 1972 – the same month that Bush "gave up" flying – all the overseas and stateside military services began subjecting a small random sample in their ranks to substance abuse testing for alcohol and drugs. The Pentagon had announced its intention to do so initially back on December 31, 1969. If Bush reported for his scheduled physical in August 1972, he could have been subject...
  • Man who swore Bush into Air Guard speaks out

    09/24/2004 11:09:19 AM PDT · by blogblogginaway · 117 replies · 5,694+ views
    The Daily Times ^ | Sep 24, 2004 | Lance Coleman
    Ed Morrisey Jr. has his opinion about rumors President Bush received preferential treatment when he was allowed into the Texas Air National Guard in the late 1960s. The Blount Countian also has firsthand knowledge. The 75-year-old Jackson Hills resident is a retired colonel with Texas Air National Guard. He swore Lt. George W. Bush into the service in May 1968. On Thursday, Morrisey said the argument that Bush got off easy by being in the National Guard doesn't take into consideration the context of the 1960s. ``Bush and the others were flying several flights day or night over the Gulf...
  • the latest liberal fairy tale "dubya's fear of flying".

    yep. here's the latest liberal crock. note, the pilot in question is dead of course. i wonder if he was alive during the 2000 election .....Linke's husband was admitted to the Texas Guard in the summer of 1972 to replace Bush. President [sic] Bush has said that he stopped flying fighter jets because the Alabama Guard unit didn't have jets, and he wanted to transfer to Alabama in order to work on a political campaign. But Linke says she heard a different story from her husband and Bush's squad commander, the late Lt. Col. Jerry Killian. Shortly after her husband...
  • Alabama Getaway (What Dubya was doing when he was supposed to be serving in the Nat Guard)

    09/23/2004 9:08:35 AM PDT · by Area Freeper · 60 replies · 2,009+ views
    Rolling Stone ^ | Sep 22, 2004 | PAUL ALEXANDER
    One day in the late fall of 1972, James Pryor Smith walked into the roomy two-bedroom house that belonged to his aunt, Elizabeth Dickerson, an elderly woman who was confined to a nursing home, and he could hardly believe his eyes. Located in the heart of Cloverdale - an exclusive, old-money neighborhood in Montgomery, Alabama - the house, his son Neil remembers now, "was a total wreck." A chandelier was badly damaged, there were holes in the wall and the place was full of empty liquor bottles. "The cleaning bill alone was $900," Neil Smith says, "which was no small...
  • Elder Bush slams CBS for airing unverified claims about son's military service

    09/22/2004 10:57:05 AM PDT · by kattracks · 57 replies · 2,622+ views
    NJ.com ^ | 9/22/04 | ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS , AP
    COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Former President George H.W. Bush on Wednesday called a recent CBS News account of his son's military service an "insidious" attempt to malign the president. Although he endured negative coverage during his own presidency, the elder Bush said he has a hard time dealing with critical media coverage of his son. "This disgraceful thing with CBS, trying to malign our son's service as a jet pilot, was insidious," Bush told about 300 Republican supporters at a private ballroom on the city's east side. CBS and anchor Dan Rather apologized Monday for a "60 Minutes" segment that...
  • Staudt speaks again

    09/22/2004 4:30:33 PM PDT · by topdog1 · 21 replies · 1,380+ views
    Herald-Zeitung ^ | 9-22-04 | Leigh Jones
    “The subject started when (Bush’s) daddy ran for vice president, and it’s been going on ever since,” he said. “I don’t have much to tell. It’s simple to me. There was no political influence. That’s the truth.” more at http://herald-zeitung.com/story.lasso?ewcd=a52a42e53f6b2fed
  • Bush's Honorable Air National Guard Service

    09/22/2004 3:16:27 PM PDT · by AWestCoaster · 5 replies · 580+ views
    GOP USA ^ | September 20, 2004 | Col. John H. Wambough, Jr. USAF (Ret)
    Long read, but gives you all you want to know about his service, obligation, including points earned for reserve, addendums, allegations with response: George Bush and I were fighter pilots. Lt. Bush flew F-102s in the Air National Guard (ANG) -- 111th Fighter Interceptor Squadron (FIS); I flew F-105s in combat -- 34th Tactical Fighter Squadron (TFS)...[snip]. Sen. John Kerry, the Democratic National Committee's Mr. Terry McAuliffe and the anti-war (weak on National Security) left wing of the Democrat Party have relentlessly attacked the service of Lt. Bush and by inference other pilots and service members in the ANG and...
  • CBS Docs Aside; Did Bush Complete Service?

    09/22/2004 12:04:54 AM PDT · by kcvl · 23 replies · 726+ views
    BYRON YORK, "NATIONAL REVIEW" WHITE HOUSE CORRESPONDENT: Well, in May 1968, he signed up for six years in the Guard. And I think there is a kind of popular impression that his father got him in, he didn't show up and then he got out early. But that really kind of ignores what happened during his term in the Guard. HUME: Byron, one quick question. YORK: Sure. HUME: Could his unit have been called up and could he have ended up in Vietnam? YORK: Yes. It could indeed have happened. HUME: But it didn't. It just didn't happen. YORK: It...
  • Bush’s Air Guard stint started well, then faded into mystery (Bush hit piece in AIR FORCE TIMES)

    09/21/2004 3:51:46 PM PDT · by QQQQQ · 38 replies · 2,142+ views
    Google News ^ | Sept. 27, 2004 issue | William H. McMichael
    Because of copyright issues I am not posting any excerpts, or even a direct link to the article. Link above will take you to GoogleNews, where you can click on their link to this article. Why is Air Force Times publishing a partisan hit piece on President Bush, the Commander in Chief? It is making the Dem talking point allegations against President Bush, presenting them, as facts.
  • Kudos to Byron York; Bush more than met TANG requirements

    09/21/2004 12:09:40 PM PDT · by Screaming Eagle Red Leg · 27 replies · 1,169+ views
    Kudos to Byron York Byron York, a correspondent for the National Review and a regular contributor to The Hill, has put together a list of Bush’s TANG points. A total of 50 points per year were required to meet TANG standards. York demonstrates that Bush, contrary to the mouth-foaming rants of Terry McAuliffe, exceeded the 50 point requirement in each of his six years: Year 1: Bush earned 253 points Year 2: Bush earned 340 points Year 3: Bush earned 137 points Year 4: Bush earned 112 points Year 5: Bush earned 56 points Year 6: Bush earned 56 points...
  • The President Shirked His Duty

    09/20/2004 5:22:42 PM PDT · by wildbill · 41 replies · 1,757+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | Sept. 9th 2004 | Spotlight Team
    ( Boston Globe Archives, 2004-09-10 ) THE GLOBE SPOTLIGHT TEAM HAS SCORED ANOTHER BULL'S-EYE WITH ITS REPORT ON GEORGE W. BUSH'S VIOLATION OF HIS CONTRACT WITH THE GOVERNMENT FOR SERVICE IN THE AIR NATIONAL GUARD, AND HIS STAFF'S SUBSEQUENT EGREGIOUS DENIAL AND MISREPRESENTATION OF THE FACTS (PAGE A1, SEPT. 8).
  • Democrats insist Bush still lied about his service

    09/20/2004 4:46:31 PM PDT · by Shermy · 60 replies · 1,396+ views
    WASHINGTON (AFP) - The top Democratic Party official accused US President George W. Bush of lying to the American people about his National Guard service during the Vietnam War, even though CBS News said it had erred in using dubious documents about the matter. "The American people already know that strings were pulled to get President Bush into the Guard; and while in the Guard he missed months of service and was grounded," Democratic National Committee Chairman Terry McAuliffe said in a statement. "We know that George Bush was a fortunate son, a child of privilege, who refuses to admit...
  • Bush Fell Short on Duty at Guard

    09/20/2004 5:34:08 PM PDT · by wildbill · 29 replies · 1,961+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | Sept 8, 2004 | staff
    ( Boston Globe Archives, 2004-09-08 ) In February, when the White House made public hundreds of pages of President Bush's military records, White House officials repeatedly insisted that the records prove that Bush fulfilled his military commitment in the Texas Air National Guard during the Vietnam War.
  • W for war but eager to avoid it, prof recalls

    09/20/2004 10:47:22 AM PDT · by rang1995 · 27 replies · 868+ views
    NY daily news ^ | 9/20/04 | BY CORKY SIEMASZKO
    W for war but eager to avoid it, prof recalls BY CORKY SIEMASZKO DAILY NEWS STAFF WRITER Yoshi Tsurumi President Bush' former Harvard Business School prof says his ex-student supported the Vietnam War but wanted somebody else to fight it. Yoshi Tsurumi said yesterday that Bush told him his father's connections got him into the Texas Air National Guard. "But what really disturbed me is that he said he was for the Vietnam War," said Tsurumi, who has also taught at Baruch College and the City University of New York. "I said, 'George, that's hypocrisy. You won't fight a war...
  • Left Wing Allegations and Fraudulent Documents

    09/20/2004 11:23:37 AM PDT · by xsysmgr · 9 replies · 1,024+ views
    Insight ^ | September 17, 2004 | Col. John H. Wambough, Jr. USAF (Ret.)
    George Bush and I were fighter pilots. Lt. Bush flew F-102s in the Air National Guard (ANG) -- 111th Fighter Interceptor Squadron (FIS); I flew F-105s in combat -- 34th Tactical Fighter Squadron (TFS). Both our flying assignments were inherently dangerous -- Lt. Bush's because of the high performance nature of the fighter interceptor aircraft he was flying, the training required to fly the F-102, and the high risks that come with all weather (night and day) intercept missions. Sen. John Kerry, the Democratic National Committee's Mr. Terry McAuliffe and the anti-war (weak on National Security) left wing of...
  • aNG Col on Fox News says Bush volunteered for Nam!

    09/20/2004 5:28:26 AM PDT · by JaguarXKE · 98 replies · 3,984+ views
    Fox and Freiends now