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Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Lies Of the Left -- Bush and Vietnam

Bernie Goldberg points out that the MSM has systematically ignored the most important fact that emerged out of the pre-election controversy over President Bush's service in the Air National Guard. The media consciously created a false impression that Bush attempted to evade service in Vietnam, but as Goldberg shows, that was a damnable lie.

[Mary] Mapes [the CBS producer who developed the Bush ANG story] had information prior to the airing of the September 8 [2004] Segment that President Bush, while in the TexANG [Texas Air National Guard] did volunteer for service in Vietnam but was turned down in favor of more experienced pilots. For example, a flight instructor who served in the TexANG with Lieutenant Bush advised Mapes in 1999 that Lieutenant Bush “did want to go to Vietnam but others went first.” Similarly, several others advised Mapes in 1999, and again in 2004 before September 8, that Lieutenant Bush had volunteered to go to Vietnam but did not have enough flight hours to qualify.

This information, despite the fact that it has been available since the CBS report came out four years ago, has remained a secret to almost everybody both in and out of the media....
Read the whole thing here.