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Still Unreported: The Pay-off in Bush Air Guard Fix

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posted on Aug, 30 2004 @ 02:51 PM
Did anyone see this? Over the weekend former Lt. Governor Ben Barnes of Texas came out and said, "I got a young man named George W. Bush into the Texas Air Guard - and I'm ashamed." Here's a highly unreported part of it.

Still Unreported: The Pay-off in Bush Air Guard Fix
Saturday, August 28, 2004
by Greg Palast

In 1968, former Congressman George Herbert Walker Bush of Texas, fresh from voting to send other mens sons to Vietnam, enlisted his own son in a very special affirmative action program, the champagne unit of the Texas Air National Guard. There, Top Gun fighter pilot George Dubya was assigned the dangerous job of protecting Houston from Vietcong air attack.

posted on Aug, 30 2004 @ 02:56 PM
This just in...... Ben Barnes key texas support for Kerry. ECK, this is nothing more than partisan banter. come back when you have real information, not democratic talking points.

posted on Aug, 30 2004 @ 02:58 PM
Yeh,It really makes me laugh.

Here's a guy who ducked out of fighting,went AWOL,took drugs,and is an admitted alcoholic desperately trying to manipulate the news to portray Kerry as somehow not suitable for command and trying to deflect any news coming out about himself.

Too late.He blew it with that swift boat caper.

Watch out for more on the Bush "lost years" in the coming weeks.

posted on Aug, 30 2004 @ 02:59 PM
Why so sensitive?

This is just more evidence to prove (straight from one of the horse's mouth) that Bush did in fact get special treatment.

I'd just like to know if the nice young fella who went to 'Nam for Bush came back ok.

posted on Aug, 30 2004 @ 03:00 PM
Lieutenant Governor of Texas got Bush into the Guard

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[edit on 30-8-2004 by Sauron]

posted on Aug, 30 2004 @ 03:04 PM
Thanks for the links, Sauron. Always appreciate the contributions.

posted on Aug, 30 2004 @ 03:16 PM
Everyone has got to remember that when you are as weak a candidate as GW Bush you've got to smear.

This,of course,is not the only time he's done it.

To get the Republican presidential nomination against Sen John McCain four years ago he smeared. McCain was portrayed as a near-lunatic who had been driven mad by his long captivity in North Vietnam. The group behind the smear was, again, "independent," so that Bush wasn't to blame.

And people are saying Mccain might be his VP.


Funny how a coward tries to smear the good name of brave men.

Possibly something to do with a feeling of inadequacy.

[edit on 30-8-2004 by John bull 1]

posted on Aug, 30 2004 @ 03:24 PM

Originally posted by John bull 1

Possibly something to do with a feeling of inadequacy.

You nailed it on the head. Look at his track record. How good could you feel specializing in failure; especially considering the huge shadow his father has cast over him.

Smearing combat veterans for political gain is dishonorable and dispicable. Those swift boaters for "truth" are a disgrace to the uniform.

posted on Aug, 30 2004 @ 04:14 PM
but it is sooooooo good to read it anyway.....
thanks for the reality check. Now maybe we can put away all the 35 year old stuff and deal with the fact that bush should be brought up on war crimes today. And as for all the vets that support the man... Kerry may be a poser, but at least he fought and stood for what he believed in. While Kerry was playing idealist and getting shot at... Bush was playing the life of the party as long as he brought the coke...
but all bush can do is bash when he has this demon in his closet.

posted on Aug, 30 2004 @ 04:37 PM
If this is true GW Bush is guilty of caving into blackmail and corruptly renewing GTech's unbidded contract.


Bush is no born again Christian. He's a corrupt filth monger.

This little slime bag has led us into war in Iraq for NO GOOD REASON.

Bush must laugh uncontrollably at his little christian flag waving supporters. LOL, he must just Laugh His *ss off at them.

Reality is just outrageous. The black comedy of the Universe strikes again.
I bet this never surfaces, thanks to corporate media.

What's a person to do but laugh along side GWB? *shrug*

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