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Deserter: Bush's War on Military Families, Veterans, and His Past Paperback – June 9, 2004

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Product Details

  • Paperback: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Nation Books; First Trade Paper Edition edition (June 9, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1560256273
  • ISBN-13: 978-1560256274
  • Product Dimensions: 5 x 0.6 x 8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,035,045 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By S. Walliker on August 20, 2004
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Actually, on the bottom of page 4 of his UMPR (Uniform Military Personnel Record) from 5/10/73 it says "NO RPT 1 YR" which translated for all of you non-military types means that he did NOT report to any guard unit for an entire year. (In theory you have to attend a drill one weekend a month and spend several weeks each year in training.) The document can be seen on [...] if you want to look for yourself.

I don't really care that he didn't report for that year as the "system" at the time was designed to make sure that the sons of congressmen were never put in harm's way. What offends me is the way the President lies about it. That being said, when you duck the draft, someone does have to go in your place and I would wonder what happened to that poor sob.

There is a great line in the movie Platoon Leader where a young lieutenant tells his men that he doesn't even care if they, "pull on the little people" (shoot at the VC), they just have to, "be here with the rest of us" getting shot at and enduring the danger. No matter what you think of either Bush or Kerry, their policies or their friends, Bush was AWOL and continues to lie about it.
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I started this book with a great deal of skepticism. The author has crossed all his T's and dotted all his I's.

The research seems indisputable. Even if Bush was never charged with being AWOL it certainly appears tthat he was indeed AWOL> I suppose it not a big shock that he would be charged. After all his political connections got him the National Guard posting to begin with when he was clearly unqualified. ( come on a 25% on the test gets him bounced ahead of 500 applicants?!?) Then gets promoted to 2nd Lt without having graduated from flight school yet?

The Bush refuses to take a physical because there was a new requirement for a drug test? That gets his flight status dropped thus wasting the milloin or so dollars of taxpayer money spent to train him. This book is amazing.

Then the coward has the gall to wear a flight suit and challenge the Iraqi's to "bring it on" when he hid under the bed drunk and stoned on coke in Texas when the Viet Cong were bringing it on!

I am veteran and I'm disgusted.

Good book, worth reading. I am anxious to see all those single star reviews from those who have never read it. Maybe Neil Boortz can write one - there's another Chickenhawk warmonger who hid under mommy's bed during the war.
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George Bush is a military phony. This book has the facts. It is well-written, substantiated and devastating. Anybody wearing a uniform who thinks Bush is in their corner is mistaken. Ian Williams has done the country a favor by assembling the evidence. Buy it, borrow it, but do read it.
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No matter how much people will pick apart John Kerry's service in Vietnam, at least he was there serving his country. Bush does not know what WAR is like - he wasn't there. To send our young children and grandchildren in to harm's way - have them come back mutilated and then decrease their benefits and pay. Disgusting! BUSH does not value life - he only values the good old American dollar!
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Kerry released his service records in April. If you have an IQ above that of a post, figure it out.
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At long last the facts behind Bush's facade about his military "career". While there may be debate over Kerry's medals, there is no question that he served. Our "war" President, however? Check this one out for more sobering facts. Our brave veterans deserve someone who understands and respects them in office.
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Although there will surely be some conservatives who'll pretend to be offended by the very title of Ian Williams' book, it is simply impossible to argue with the facts: George W. Bush went AWOL during a time of war. What else can you call him but a deserter? This book stands as the definitive reference on the subject. DESERTER is a well-documented, amazingly timely work that completely debunks all of the weak partisan attempts at obfuscating the truth by presenting irrefutable evidence proving that Bush vanished for the better part of a year and never truly completed his required military duty.

But Dumbya's AWOL is only part of the sordid story. Williams shows us how Bush's entire political career has exhibited strong evidence of complete contempt and disregard for the safety and well-being of those who serve in the armed forces. Any/all veterans will be thoroughly infuriated by this profoundly disturbing book that paints an authentic and gruesomely unflattering picture of our coward-in-chief's military career.
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