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"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."
Originally posted by GradyPhilpott
I think he was honoring our troops who are in harm's way and as usual those who hate the president seized upon his words to smear him as they always do.
Originally posted by zysin5
We all know that his father was called a wimp.. And was the weak president at one time.. Even Time mag. had it as the cover.
While starting the attack, Bush's aircraft was hit and his engine caught on fire. Despite the fact that his plane was on fire, he completed his attack and released the bombs over his target, scoring several damaging hits. With his engine on fire, Bush flew several miles from the island, where he and one other crew member on the TBM Avenger bailed out of the aircraft.
However, the other man's parachute did not open, and he fell to his death. It was never determined which man bailed out with Bush. Both Delaney and White were killed in action. According to Flyboys: A True Story of Courage, Bush's fellow crewmen were cannibalised by the Japanese.
While Bush waited four hours in his inflated raft, several fighters circled protectively overhead until he was rescued by the lifeguard submarine USS Finback.
For this action Bush received the Distinguished Flying Cross. During the month he remained on the USS Finback, Bush participated in the rescue of other pilots.
Originally posted by Attari
I think it would be a fantastic experience to be on the front lines of helping this young democracy succeed,"
Originally posted by dgtempe
Bush has been reading romance novels featuring FABIO
How dare he use the word "romance" after so many deaths?
Originally posted by BRITWARRIOR
no im not paraniod im asking you wot you would do if you was attacked or your country was and you was incharge! all your implying is nothing at the minite!!!, because your saying war is no solution in a previous post, and it clearly is if its the only thing you can do should you be attacked? its the last option but the only in some case's i.e sit there and let extreamists plan attacks on your country because of your culture?
[edit on 15-3-2008 by BRITWARRIOR]