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Deserter: Bush's War on Military Families, Veterans, and His Past Paperback – June 9, 2004
"Enlightenment Now: The Case for Reason, Science, Humanism, and Progress"
Is the world really falling apart? Is the ideal of progress obsolete? Cognitive scientist and public intellectual Steven Pinker urges us to step back from the gory headlines and prophecies of doom, and instead, follow the data: In seventy-five jaw-dropping graphs, Pinker shows that life, health, prosperity, safety, peace, knowledge, and happiness are on the rise. Learn more
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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.
Too bad the media can't give the same coverage of this like they did the Monica thing. Young men and women are dying while I type this, but hey, let's keep our priorities straight. Since when was it moral to send people to their deaths with lies? Especially when the same people perpetrating these horrible sins were hiding and ensuring they saved their worthless hides while shirking their duty during Viet Nam.
An excellent book for anyone who really cares for our military personnel and their families.
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.