A summary of the salient points are at http://boortz.com/nuze/200409/09152004.html#guard
Ed Morrisey, the guy who swore W into the TANG weighs in here: http://www.thedailytimes.com/sited/story/html/173996 (the paper's front page is at http://www.thedailytimes.com/ )
Find this: "The Air Force, in their ultimate wisdom, assembled a group of 102's [F-102 pilots] and took them to Southeast Asia. Bush volunteered to go. But he needed to have 500 [flight] hours, but he only had just over 300 hours so he wasn't eligible to go,” Morrisey recalls. ... Despite that, Lieutenant Bush stayed busy. ... "He flew in active air defense missions, training missions. Day, night, regardless of inclement weather," Morrisey says. ... Colonel Morrisey assured us that to the best of his knowledge Lieutenant Bush was treated like any other officer in the Texas Air National Guard. ... Morrisey says he considers himself to be more of a Libertarian than Republican or Democrat. Nonetheless, Morrisey says he is voting for George Bush come election day. -- in BOTH printable version AND video clip at http://www.volunteertv.com/Global/story.asp?S=2346701
See what Dubya's Wing Men (NOT boaters or yachtsmen, now, but FELLOW FIGHTER PILOTS) had to say (they were not in the SAME supersonic fighter plane with him, but they DID SERVE WITH HIM AND FLEW ALONGSIDE HIM) here: http://snipurl.com/oq32
A commentary by Col. William Campenni (retired) is here: http://tinyurl.com/5d4d8
A commentary by Col. John H. Wambough, Jr. USAF (Ret.) is at: http://jb-williams.com/guest-kerry.htm
Major General Hodges says GWB didn't get preferential treatment, didn't need any, and besides, he's mad at CBS for misleading him here: http://snipurl.com/a3y2
4 Eyewitnesses who saw GWB serving in Alabama are quoted and sourced HERE: http://snipurl.com/a3y3
See Exactly WHERE George W. Bush's TANG service fits in The REALLY Big Picture here: http://www.capmag.com/article.asp?ID=3919
And don't forget, IT WAS GWB who signed the Standard Form 180 asking that ALL his military records be released and JFK who DID NOT. Physical exams were irrelevant to someone like GWB who'd already taken physicals and flown for 3 years and no more flying was required (on top of that, the F-102 had started to be phased out anyway); they were never considered worth writing him up for except in the FAKE memos, the source of which SeeBS refuses to identify.
"In Texas in the late sixties and early seventies, it was so Democratic that no Republican had enough pull to have a parking ticket fixed [let alone get someone into the National Guard]." -- Robert, Lubbock, TX -- email to Fox NewsWatch, 9-18-04
Besides, Daddy Bush (GHWB) was only a junior Republican U.S. Congressman at the time and had absolutely NO influence in the LBJ/Barnes-dominated state government in Austin. THE reason they took W was because the Texas Air National Guard didn't have enough applicants to be pilots at the time, while almost all the other services did.
served HONORABLY, with multiple links HERE:
"The [Texas Air National Guard] records released Tuesday also include orders for an August 1971 training mission in Canada, where Bush impressed his commanders. An evaluation written nine months later said Bush's 'skills as an interceptor pilot enabled him to complete all his ADC (Air Defense Command) intercept missions during the Canadian deployment with ease'." -- The Wichita Eagle, 10-5-04
Kerry's questions are answered here: http://snipurl.com/a71g
whole SeeBS fiasco was based on such an irrelevant non-story from the git-go
that one can only presume there was a complete breakdown, or even lack,
of standards and possibly, even malice aforethought, especially if you
review the timeline of the SeeBS fiasco here:
Golly, it would have been nice to say, well, they both were irresponsible kids who got away with really, really bad stuff, but hell, it's all water over the dam, etc. EXCEPT FOR THE FACT THAT IT TURNS OUT IF W GOT INTO ANY MISCHIEF, IT HAD NOTHING WHATSOEVER TO DO WITH WHAT THEY'VE TRIED TO FRAME HIM FOR. The NYTimes' and Flim Flam Dan Rather's claims that yes, the memos are fake, but what they say is true -- amounts to saying it's OK to fabricate and plant evidence if you think -- or at least hope -- someone's guilty.
is the same media that spent months investigating George W. Bush's military
record and, even after key allegations were revealed to be based on forgeries,
continued publicizing rumors and innuendoes. They didn't stop even after
the President signed Form 180, opening all his military records to the
public." -- Dr. Thomas Sowell, here: http://www.capmag.com/article.asp?ID=4142
far as the documents go, their fraudulence is PROVEN here: http://snipurl.com/c1k0
The latest attempt to prove the phony memos are "real" (this time by Utah Professor David Hailey), is shown to be yet ANOTHER fraud here: http://wizbangblog.com/archives/003851.php
The Texas forgery code provides that publication of two or more fake government documents is a felony. Follow the updates on CBS's tampering with the evidence in this crime HERE: http://snipurl.com/9eqw Further, there may have been a criminal conspiracy to use forged documents in an attempt to influence a Presidential election, a federal crime.
CBS News arranged for its own "independent" investigation of this sordid affair. A recap is here: http://tinyurl.com/4lk4a . Just don't forget that all the while Richard Thornburgh was "independently" investigating these goings-on at CBS he was (ahem) still employed as CBS's ATTORNEY, fer cryin' out loud, and, uh, finally able to NOT find anything legally criminal.
Find follow-up comments by Col. John Wambough here: http://www.chronwatch.com/content/contentDisplay.asp?aid=13472
-- all from http://freedomkeys.com/w-tangfacts.htm
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For future reference: None of these wartime Presidents served in the Armed Forces: Lincoln, Wilson, FDR. Wilson even appointed FDR Assistant Secretary of the Navy even though his only prior government service was as a New York State Senator for a couple of years.