Wednesday, September 08, 2004

Bush Spits on Vietnam Vets

From 1988:

CONNIE CHUNG: The problem, though, would be is if, indeed, made several phone calls or some people made phone calls on his behalf to get him into the National Guard. I mean, did that happen to you? Were you...
DUBYA (interrupting): No. I don't think so. But in those days, people were going into the service all different branches. And if you want to go into the National Guard, I guess sometimes people make calls. I don't see anything wrong with, a matter of fact I'm glad he served his country. And serving in the National Guard is serving in the military. They probably should have called the National Guard up in those days. Maybe we'd have done better in Vietnam.

...and, yes, though he was never called to Vietnam, as cmdicely reminds us, his unit was actived to defend our airspace against surprise atttack and he didn't bother to show.