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kskiska Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-13-04 11:31 PM
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Salon: Bush's Service Records: The Score Card
Edited on Wed Feb-18-04 10:25 AM by Skinner
Did the president walk out on the Texas Air National Guard 30 years ago? A guide through the morass of new evidence.


and of brothers
Have former Texas or Alabama National Guardsmen who served with Bush stepped forward to vouch for his service between 1972 and 1973?

Good news for Bush: None, because nobody has done so.

Bad news for Bush: None have done so. In 2000, when the story first broke, a group of Alabama veterans offered a $3,500 reward to any guardsmen who could help confirm Bush's whereabouts. Nobody came to collect the money. This week, the conservative Washington Times published a letter from a member of Bush's Texas National Guard unit who insisted he served alongside Bush. Bad news: He served with Bush in 1970 and 1971. Nobody questions Bush's duty during those years. It's 1972 and 1973 that stand at the center of the controversy.


Bush's Suspension From Flying

In July of 1972 Bush, a fully trained pilot, failed to take his required annual physical and was subsequently suspended from flying.

Good news for Bush: None. White House chief of communications Dan Bartlett says Bush didn't have to take a physical because, since he was temporarily transferring to Alabama to work on the Blount campaign, he was no longer flying.


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