Bush DID attend a medical in 1973

Dark Matter

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Bush DID attend a medical in 1973

Looky,

The White House just released proof

OK, so he only had his teeth checked, but that counts. Doesn't it?
 

Anakha1

Banned
Served in the NG, didn't serve in the NG... I don't care. He's still a moron and the biggest threat to global stability, IMO.
 

llad12

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I think this op-ed article from Maureen Dowd of the NYT sums up my opinion of this man:

Posted in it entirety for those who do not wish to register

I think President Bush has cleared up everything now.

The U.S. invaded Iraq, which turned out not to have what our pals in Pakistan did have and were giving out willy-nilly to all the bad guys except Iraq, which wouldn't take it.

Bush officials thought they knew what was going on inside our enemy's country: that Iraq had W.M.D. and might sell them on the black market. But they were wrong.

Bush officials thought they knew what was going on inside our friend's country: that Pakistanis were trying to sell W.M.D. on the black market. But they couldn't prove it — until about the time we were invading Iraq.

"The grave and gathering threat" turned out to be not Saddam's mushroom cloud but the president's mushrooming deficits.

The president is having just as hard a time finding his National Guard records as Iraqi W.M.D. — and those pay stubs look as murky as those satellite photos of trucks in Iraq.

Mr. Bush said yesterday that smaller developing countries must stop developing nuclear fuel, even as the U.S. develops a whole new arsenal of smaller nuclear weapons to use against smaller developing countries that might be thinking about developing nuclear fuel.

After he weakened the U.N. for telling the truth about Iraq's nonexistent W.M.D., Mr. Bush now calls on the U.N. to be strong going after W.M.D.

Gen. Pervez Musharraf pardoned the Pakistani hero and nuclear huckster Abdul Qadeer Khan after an embarrassing debacle, praising the scientist's service to his country. Mr. Bush pardoned George Tenet after an embarrassing debacle, praising the spook's service to his country. (So much for Mr. Bush's preachy odes to responsibility and accountability.)

The president warned yesterday that "the greatest threat before humanity" is the possibility of a sudden W.M.D. attack. Not wanting nuclear technology to go to North Korea, Iran or Libya, the White House demanded tighter controls on black-market sales of W.M.D., even while praising its good buddy Pakistan, whose scientists were running a black market like a Sam's Club for nukes, peddling to North Korea, Iran and Libya.

Mr. Bush likes to present the world in black and white, as good and evil, even as he's made a Faustian deal with General Musharraf, perhaps hoping that one day — maybe even on an October day — the cagey general will decide to cough up Osama.

The president is spending $1.5 billion to persuade more Americans to have happy married lives, but plans to keep *** Americans from having happy married lives.

Mr. Bush said he wouldn't try to overturn abortion rights. But John Ashcroft is intimidating women who had certain abortions by subpoenaing records in six hospitals in New York, Philadelphia and elsewhere.

The president set up the intelligence commission (with few intelligence experts) because, he said, the best intelligence is needed to win the war on terror. Yet he doesn't want us to get the panel's crucial report until after he's won the war on Kerry.

Mr. Bush said he had balked at giving the 9/11 commission the records of his daily briefings from the C.I.A. until faced with a subpoena threat because it might deter the C.I.A. from giving the president "good, honest information." Wasn't it such "good, honest information" that caused him to miss 9/11 and mobilize the greatest war machine in history against Saddam's empty cupboard?

Mr. Bush says he's working hard to create new jobs in America, while his top economist says it's healthy for jobs to be shipped overseas.

The president told Tim Russert that if you order a country to disarm and it doesn't and you don't act, you lose face. But how does a country that goes to war to disarm a country without arms get back its face?

Mr. Bush said he was troubled that the Vietnam War was "a political war," because civilian politicians didn't let the generals decide how to fight it. But when Gen. Eric Shinseki presciently told Congress in February 2003 that postwar Iraq would need several hundred thousand U.S. soldiers to keep it secure and supplied, he was swatted down by the Bush administration's civilian politicians.

Yes, it all makes perfect sense, through the Bush looking glass
http://www.nytimes.com/2004/02/12/opinion/12DOWD.html?n=Top%2fOpinion%2fEditorials%20and%20Op%2dEd%2fOp%2dEd%2fColumnists%2fMaureen%20Dowd
 

JohnofTesh

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Well, it turns out that doubts have been raised about the stories of two key Alabama National Guard figures Democrats are using as proof that George Bush did not "show up" for his Guard duty there. The DNC is going to have to go back to the drawing board on this one.

Retired Brig. Gen. William Turnipseed, the 187th's Tactical Reconnaissance Group's former commander, has recanted his statement that he couldn't remember if Bush reported for duty. He now says his memory is faulty because he's in the beginning stages of Alzheimer's disease. Now, meaning no disrespect to those and their loved ones that are grappling with this terrible condition, you have to wonder about the Democrats. Terry McAuliffe needs to check his sources a little better.

Turnipseed reversed gear after retired Lt. Col. John "Bill" Calhoun went public to say that not only did he remember Bush in Alabama, but that it was Turnipseed himself that introduced the two. Oops. And really...the media is completely asleep at the switch on this one. How many people that you saw a few times do you remember from 30 years ago? Exactly, not many.

And what about that story from Lt. Col Bill Burkett claiming that he heard Bush aides talking about having his Guard records scrubbed and seeing it happen? Turns out that his own corroborating witness disputes virtually every point in Burkett's account.

Never let the facts get in the way of your Bush-hating.
 

advil

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dowd's a flake, but every once in a while she writes a good one. nice contrasts in that particular column... :)
 

llad12

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JohnofTesh said:
Well, it turns out that doubts have been raised about the stories of two key Alabama National Guard figures Democrats are using as proof that George Bush did not "show up" for his Guard duty there. The DNC is going to have to go back to the drawing board on this one.
The RNC should also go back to the drawing board on attempting to paint Kerry as being in cahoots with "Hanoi Jane". Kerry's exemplary military record in Vietnam and subsequent objections to America's involvment in that war demonstrate nothing but courage, determination, and conscience.

As far as our president's military duty is concerned, I have no real problem with Bush's NG duty. My exception with this "War President" military record is his statement that he didn't use his family's influence in getting into the Guard and his gung-ho attitude in now sending our young soldiers into battle. I seriously doubt that he would have jumped the waiting lists and gotten into the Guard without Daddy's influence. Those lines were generally long during that unpopular war. His reported support for that war (as long as his butt wasn't on the line) demonstrates a personal lack of courage and conviction. Many of the Vietnam Vets use a term for this attitude: "Chickenhawk".
 

advil

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JohnofTesh said:
Lt. Col. John "Bill" Calhoun
it's silly to be arguing about recollections from 30 yrs ago, especially when one of the peeps has AD, but what the hell.

from http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/politics/administration/whbriefing/

"Only one person has vivid recollections of serving with Bush at Dannelly field. John B. 'Bill' Calhoun, 69 -- whose name was provided by a Republican ally of Bush's -- said he saw Bush sign in at the 187th eight to 10 times for about eight hours each from May to October 1972.

"But Calhoun remembers seeing Bush at Dannelly at times in mid-1972 when the White House acknowledges Bush was not pulling Guard duty in Alabama yet; his first drills were in October, according to the White House. White House press secretary Scott McClellan on Friday was at a loss to reconcile the discrepancy."

__________

the only guy that remembers him a) was found by a republican ally of bush's and b) places bush there when bush says he wasn't there? oopsie. btw, great new nickname for bush, courtesy of the socialites he was hanging out with when working on that campaign in alabama:

Texas Soufflé

because, "they thought he 'looked good on the outside but was full of hot air.'"

:lol: :lol:
 

advil

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from leno/the tonight show the other night:

"The White House is starting to backtrack a little on this whole National Guard thing. Like today they said President Bush may not have actually attended the National Guard, but he did attend National Guard-related programs. . . . "
 

maccool

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advil said:
btw, great new nickname for bush, courtesy of the socialites he was hanging out with when working on that campaign in alabama:

Texas Soufflé

because, "they thought he 'looked good on the outside but was full of hot air.'"

:lol: :lol:
What's worse, it's French! I find it hilariously disrespectful and it will replace "Master of the Pretzel" in my lexicon.
 

jmervyn

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JohnofTesh said:
Never let the facts get in the way of your Bush-hating.
I'm sure you can expect to see far more in-depth coverage on this issue, unlike allegations of at least similar credibility about Kerry's adulterous adventures. There's been a couple of good quotes from the media about not running that one even if there were pictures - yet they're on this "draft dodging" like a cheap suit.

Funny when you think about the way Clinton's actions were regarded less than 8 years ago, including by Kerry - I'm sure that folks in Ilad's camp regard that stand as principled and honorable as well. And throwing someone else's medals away as a sign of protest somehow doesn't quite do it for me.

I guess I should be written up as AWOL as well, since I have a similar sort of entry in my service record. I'd be hard pressed to show evidence of the few months I spent in Indiana rounding out my service, and on my record there's still a "failed to report" on the school in Arizona I would have been slated to go for. This is only 15 years ago... yet Shrub is supposed to magically provide conclusive proof of events twice that long ago. Right. :scratch:
 
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