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The fact is that previous combat experience or not, President Bush has (DONE NOTHING BUT TRY LIKE HELL TO)acquit himself well as a wartime commander-in-chief. Like Lincoln during the Civil War, he has been single-minded in his pursuit of U.S. security since 9/11 (MUCH TO THE CHAGRIN OF LIBERTY LOVERS AND THE ECONOMY ALIKE!)
Originally posted by RANT
I don't see why anyone even brings up Bush being AWOL. The issue is he was a spoiled rich kid that avoided the DRAFT and VIETNAM in a sweet spot in the National Guard his Daddy got him... meanwhile under his pResidency, kids in the Alabama National Guard DIE IN WAR!
Bush is full of crap and you know it. He's a wuss, a whimp, a wussy, and any real Vet knows it!
They were two years apart, these two Yale boys, these sons of privilege, and so the moment of truth came first for John Kerry, later for George W. Bush. Each faced the same life-changing question as did so many others of their generation: what to do about Vietnam.
WARS PAST, PRESENT: Bush, Kerry square off on Iraq, Vietnam
Kerry, class of 1966, decided late in 1965 to join the Navy, then had months to ponder his decision before enlisting after graduation. The war, his decision, his doubts, hung over him as he spoke at commencement the following June.
"What was an excess of isolationism has become an excess of interventionism," he told fellow students. He had to know his life was set on a course for Vietnam.
For Bush, class of 1968, his last year in college seemed to signal the end of innocence.
"The gravity of history was beginning to descend in a horrifying and disruptive way," he wrote in his 1999 biography. "By the time the ball dropped in Times Square to welcome 1968, the situation in Vietnam had escalated from a conflict to a raging war. Every night the newscast included a body count."
Bush debated his options over Christmas break at home in Houston, took a pilot aptitude test in January and chose the National Guard. He would fly fighter jets like his father. It is likely Bush knew the odds of going to Vietnam were low
Why would a Vet vote for someone like this?