Folks, let me start out and say that I am a partisan Bush supporter. Not a rabid Bush supporter, and not a dumb one, either.
I have a few questions to ask my fellow vets who are supporting Kerry:
Did you know a) That the Texas ANG had one of the highest deployment to Vietnam rate in the entire ANG?
b) That Bush served over 3 years on Active Duty (for training) – actual service time?
c) That Bush volunteered to deploy to Vietnam, but was turned down?
Is it maybe plausible that Bush took the best route to be able to fly fighters like his old man?
Were you so antagonistic to Clinton’s lack of service when running against the fighter pilot (Bush I) or ground-pounder (Dole)?
What do you think of Kerry’s decidedly anti-military activities that he has pursued without fail daily since his return from Vietnam?
Are you supportive of his alliance with Hanoi Jane? Are you supportive of his meetings – while still in uniform – with the north Vietnamese?
Are you supportive of his votes against the M1 tank, the Patriot Missile, the Apache, Tomahawk, and so forth?
Do the words of fellows that served in his unit mean so little? You were in the military: the two guys that support him were figuratively in his squad, while the rest of the platoon and company think he’s a pile of sand. Does that count for nothing?
Kerry is the one who is running on his war record. He’s the one who brings it up in his speeches and ads. If he brings it up, is it beyond scrutiny? If so, why?
Have you read any of the Swift Boat stuff in the original, or just as it has been filtered by the mainstream (read: pro-Kerry) press? Go read it.
If you care so much about the military record – or “draft dodging” – read the record.