- 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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Deserter: Bush's War on Military Families, Veterans, and His Past Paperback – June 9, 2004
Top Customer Reviews
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.
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.
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
My only problem with William's book is he fails to discuss that Bush was the most decorated pilot in the Alabama National Guard. Read morePublished on July 18, 2006 by DYates
Ian Williams has been all over the media lately after it was revealed by Accuracy in Media -- and Williams doesn't deny it-- that he had been taking money from the UN while... Read morePublished on March 26, 2005 by Raymond Stella
This book is excellent. My husband, who's recently retired from the military, and I bought this because of Dubya's flip-flopping on his record. Read morePublished on November 10, 2004 by Military Mom
George Bush military records have been opened. John Kerry will not let his be opened. Never let it be said liberals let a little thing like truth get in their way. Read morePublished on August 16, 2004 by Sam Diamond
Given the fact that Bush's National Guard records have been found, and conclusively show that he was never AWOL, do you think Ian Williams will apologize for this ridiculous... Read morePublished on August 15, 2004 by Bjornejack