[Mb-civic] Bush Attacked Nat'l Guard Service of Others

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Thu Sep 9 10:59:08 PDT 2004

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The White House is currently attacking those who raise questions about
President Bush's National Guard record. They say the questions about Bush's
failure to fulfill his commitment are "dirty politics."[1] Yet a look at the
record shows that it was President George H.W. Bush - and his top campaign
strategist George W. Bush - who tried to smear the National Guard and
military record of their opponents.

As reported in the August 23, 1988 Los Angeles Times, then Vice President
George H.W. Bush's campaign co-chairman John Sununu went on national
television to impugn an opponent's dealings with the National Guard during
Vietnam. Sununu specifically claimed Sen. Lloyd Bentsen (D-TX) had
improperly helped get his son into the Texas National Guard during Vietnam.
Bentsen's son served in the very same National Guard unit at the very same
time as George W. Bush. The Bush campaign's attacks came just days after
Bush's allies on Capitol Hill launched a vicious attack on Gov. Michael
Dukakis (D-MA) for receiving a draft deferment during the Korean War.[2]

At the time of the coordinated attack, George W. Bush was serving as a
senior adviser to his father's campaign.[3]


1. "New Questions On Bush National Guard Duty ," CBS2Chicago.com, 9/08/04,
2. "Report that Bentsen Got Son into National Guard Also Denied; Dukakis
Angry about Charge of Avoiding Korean War," Los Angeles Times, 8/23/88.
3. GeorgeWBush.com, 9/04, http://daily.misleader.org/ctt.asp?u=1136375&l=54244.

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