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Sunday, September 26, 2004

Bush Volunteered For Vietnam?

Backcountry Conservative found some interesting information on Bush's Guard ServiceRead More Here: "One of the criticisms leveled at the President is that he sought guard service to keep him from serving in Vietnam. [Colonel] Morrisey says, 'not so.'
'The Air Force, in their ultimate wisdom, assembled a group of 102's 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. "

As we continute on in this debate over military service, it seems that analysis turns on its head: John Kerry went to Vietnam, served, received medals and came back to trash the military he claims to have honorably served; George Bush seems to have dodged the draft, served in the National Guard and volunteered to be dispatched into harms way (although denied the opportunity).

Remember the biblical parable of the two servants. One was asked to do something, said yes and then backed out and the other said no and then did what was asked. Which one was obedient?...It's a good analysis of these two Presidential candidates!