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WAR PRESIDENT---MY ASS!!!
05 Mar 2004
Racicot was quoted as " Senator Kerry crossed a grave line when he dared to suggest the replacement of America 's commander-in- chief at a time when America is at war," while implying that Kerry was a traitorous renegade. Just to remind the snide Racicot, Kerry happens to be a war hero. He has the medals to prove it. The Army doesn't award Purple Hearts out for catching syphilis, in some Mexican whorehouse, while guarding the skies of Texas from VC infiltrators.
War President---MY ASS!!!




3/5/04

From the Streets of Little Beirut

By Glen Yeadon


George W. Bush likes to call himself the "WAR" President. War President---MY ASS!!!---WAR MONGERING MORON---IS MORE LIKE IT!!! America has not been attacked by any foreign power. America is not at war.

This chickenhawk moron dodged the draft during the Vietnam War. His rich daddy bought him a position in the Texas Air National Guards. This was even more than the privileged boy could handled so he went AWOL for over six months.

In the last two weeks, with the election campaign heating up two prominent Republicans have came out with ludicrous remarks that it would be akin to treason to vote against Bush. The first, was Republican National Chairman, Racicot. Racicot was quoted as " Senator Kerry crossed a grave line when he dared to suggest the replacement of America 's commander-in- chief at a time when America is at war," while implying that Kerry was a traitorous renegade. Just to remind the snide Racicot, Kerry happens to be a war hero. He has the medals to prove it. The Army doesn't award Purple Hearts out for catching syphilis, in some Mexican whorehouse, while guarding the skies of Texas from VC infiltrators.

The second, Republican to make such charges was Oklahoma's Representative Tom Cole. Cole stated a vote against Bush was like voting for Hitler. Cole then added: " If George Bush loses the election, Osama bin Laden wins the election." It appears according to the logic of Congressman Cole that Osama bin Laden has already won the election since Mr. Cole apparently doesn't believe in free elections.

Such, ignominious charges leave the Republican Party speaking out of both sides of it mouth. Does anyone remember the vicious campaign of Tricky Dick and his "Secret Plan" to end the war in Vietnam? Tricky Dick had no plan to end the war but he did have a plan to sabotage the Paris Peace Talks of LBJ. Nixon used the wife of General Chennault as an intermediary with the South Vietnam Premier. By promising the Premier, he would get a better deal with Nixon; the Premier stalled the Paris talks. Once it was clear that Nixon's re-election depended upon ending the war Nixon signed the same peace treaty that was available in 1968 after a few cosmetic changes. Half the names on the Wall died needlessly and in vain.

Maybe Racicot and a few more of these Republican authoritarians need to be reminded of the Republican campaigns in 1944. While the Battle of the Bulge was raging in Europe, Republican candidate Dewey was making ignoble charges against the Roosevelt delaying the end of the war by insisting on an unconditional surrender. Several people with ties to the Republican Party had conducted secret and unauthorized talks with the Nazis and were willing to accept a peace treaty that removed Hitler but left the Nazis in power usually with either Himmler or Goering as Chancellor.

In the previous 1940 election, former President Herbert Hoover worked closely with officials in Berlin to bring about the defeat of FDR. In fact, the Republican Party accepted funds from Berlin for the 1940 elections. While the total amount of Nazi funds the Republican Party spent during the 1940 election cannot be determined precisely, it was not less than one third of the total amount spent.

Incidentally, the moron's grandfather, Prescott Bush had a total of twenty-three firms seized from for trading with the Nazis. The New York papers referred to Prescott as Hitler's Angel. He was Hitler's American banker.

George w. Bush has waged war against the people of Afghanistan, and Iraq for oil. He has kidnapped the President of Haiti. He has supported rebels, trained in Florida to overthrow the peaceful government of Venezuela. Further, its clear the White House ordered the air force to stand-down on 9-11 and allow the highjackers to achieve their destruction.

It is time for regime change in Washington. Furthermore, if as a country we are not willing to charge and punish our war criminals then its time for the Hague to issue the wanted posters.

VOTE FOR ANYONE EXCEPT THE BUSH---THE WAR MONGERING MORON

For more on fascism in America Click the link to the Nazi Hydra below:
http://www.spiritone.com/~gdy52150/noon.html
See also:
http://www.spiritone.com/~gdy52150/warpresident.html

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BUSH didn't report for 17 months!
07 Mar 2004
In January 1968, with the Vietnam war in full swing, Bush was due to graduate from Yale. Knowing he'd soon be eligible for the draft, he took an air force officers' test hoping to secure a billet with the Texas Air National Guard, which would allow him to do his military service at home.

Bush didn't do particularly well on the test--on the pilot aptitude section, he scored in the 25th percentile, the lowest possible passing grade. But Bush's father, George H.W., was then a U.S. congressman from Houston, and strings were pulled.

The younger Bush vaulted to the head of a long waiting list--a year and a half long, by some estimates--and in May of '68 he was inducted into the guard.

By all accounts Bush was an excellent pilot, but apparently his enthusiasm cooled. In 1972, four years into his six-year guard commitment, he was asked to work for the campaign of Bush family friend Winton Blount, who was running for the U.S. Senate in Alabama. In May Bush requested a transfer to an Alabama Air National Guard unit with no planes and minimal duties.

Bush's immediate superiors approved the transfer, but higher-ups said no. The matter was delayed for months. In August Bush missed his annual flight physical and was grounded. (Some have speculated that he was worried about failing a drug test--the Pentagon had instituted random screening in April.)

In September he was ordered to report to a different unit of the Alabama guard, the 187th Tactical Reconnaissance Group in Montgomery. Bush says he did so, but his nominal superiors say they never saw the guy, there's no documentation he ever showed up, and not one of the six or seven hundred soldiers then in the unit has stepped forward to corroborate Bush's story.

After the November election Bush returned to Texas, but apparently didn't notify his old Texas guard unit for quite a while, if ever. The Boston Globe initially reported that he started putting in some serious duty time in May, June, and July of 1973 to make up for what he'd missed. But according to a piece in the New Republic, there's no evidence Bush did even that.

Whatever the case, even though his superiors knew he'd blown off his duties, they never disciplined him. (No one's ever been shot at dawn for missing a weekend guard drill, but policy at the time was to put shirkers on active duty.) Indeed, when Bush decided to go to business school at Harvard in the fall of 1973, he requested and got an honorable discharge--eight months before his service was scheduled to end.

Bush's enemies say all this proves he was a cowardly deserter. Nonsense. He was a pampered rich kid who took advantage. Why wasn't he called on it in a serious way during the 2000 election? Probably because Democrats figured they'd get Clinton's draft-dodging thing thrown back at them. Not that it matters. If history judges Bush harshly--and it probably will--it won't be for screwing up as a young smart aleck, but for getting us into this damn fool war.

So YES , it's true Bush didn't report to his guard unit for an extended period--17 months, by one account. It wasn't considered that serious an offense at the time, and if circumstances were different now I'd be inclined to write it off as youthful irresponsibility.

However, given the none-too-subtle suggestion by the Bush administration that opponents of our Iraqi excursion lack martial valor, I have to say: You guys should talk.

see - http://www.straightdope.com/columns/030411.html