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Monday, August 30, 2004

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Was George Bush in Alabama?

Personally I find the attacks on George Bush's service in the Guard reprehensible. To besmirch the reputation of thousands of Americans simply to attack one seems to me to be beyond the pale. Therefore I haven't spent any time "defending" Bush. He was honorably discharged from the Guard. That was good enough for me. As I've written before, I despise attacking veterans, and I'm angry that Kerry and the Democrats have forced this battle on the American public.

I never would have questioned Kerry's service either, had it not been for the Swiftvets' charges. It seemed to me that when your own shipmates are questioning your service, it ought to at least be fairly investigated and proven either true or false. (We all know what the result of that investigation has been.) Of course the MSM has chosen a different tack. Their "investigation" has been designed to discredit the Swiftees rather than discover the truth.

The Democrats and liberals have constantly screamed that Bush was "AWOL" or "a deserter", and even John Kerry's own campaign website challenges Bush's record, despite the fact that he has released literally hundreds of documents proving his service.

So I will post just two links that deal with this issue in a factual manner; Byron York's article in National Review online, which is a detailed look at the record and Winston Groom's article (the author of Forrest Gump) in the Mobile Register. Groom is an eyewitness to the fact that Bush was in Mobile at the time that he said he was, and he carefully reviews the facts regarding Bush's service in the Guard.

If these two articles are not satisfactory, then perhaps three more eyewitnesses to Bush's service in the Guard in Alabama would be convincing. Read what Col. William Campenni, Lt. Col. John Calhoun, and Emily Curtis have to say about whether or not Bush "showed up", and then look at Aerospaceweb.org to see what his service was like.

Unlike John Kerry, Bush has spoken very little about his Guard service and has certainly not made it the centerpiece of his campaign. I think it's time for the Democrats to admit that their witch hunt turned up nothing because there was nothing there to turn up.