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Below is a list of articles by title detailing information about Bush's own military records. The newest ones are added at the bottom. If you have a good article about Bush that you feel fits the attitude of our site that would add to the information we have on file, please send it along and we will post it.

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Media AWOL in Noting Irony of Bush's Flight, by Eric Zorn
May 6, 2003, Chicago Tribune
"In May 1968 the silver-spoon son of a U.S. congressman jumped to the top of a long waiting list despite mediocre scores on his pilot-aptitude test and was allowed to enlist in the Guard, a common way to avoid being drafted into combat in Vietnam."
George W. Bush Military Record
compiled by Trude Forte, Monthly Messenger
"What I found was a life of privilege and favors, with many questions still unanswered on the missing years of his military obligations in the Air Force National Guard."
Bush's Overseas Duty Deception, by Sander Hicks
March 5, 2003, Buzzflash contribution
But in a frank and explosive scene, Publisher Sander Hicks discovers that Bush's Guard files prove that he did not volunteer for overseas duty as he implied during Campaign 2000. Instead, Guard records show that as a F-102 pilot in the National Guard, and opted out and left his Volunteer Sheet's "Area Preferences, Overseas Areas" blank."
George W. Bush Military Record -- and Recent Behavior (1980, 1990, and 2000) Pertaining to Military Records
Mr. Bush, whose permission to fly was revoked by the military (he was suspended, assigned to a disciplinary unit and not allowed to fly military assignments again) liked to portray himself to voters as a 'fighter pilot.' But his embellishments didn't stop there."
Palast the Iconoclast, by Ed Rampell
July 17, 2003, AlterNet
"Palast adds he recently interviewed "an extremely well-known Texan at the center of" President Bush's alleged draft-dodging, who was a key participant in maneuvers to get him into the Air Guard. This source not only confirmed that getting G.W. into the Texas Air National Guard "was a fix," but that "it was Daddy Bush himself who made the initial call to get his son out of the war," Palast says."
from the Daily Mis-lead
January 23, 2004

"Questions about President Bush's military service were raised at last night's Democratic debate by Peter Jennings who called charges of desertion from the Texas Air National Guard "reckless" and "not supported by the facts." However, meticulously collected evidence suggests that there are continuing questions."
Dishonor Guard: The press is lining up to defend George W. Bush's National Guard record -- by stubbornly refusing to discuss the facts.
by Paul Waldman
The American Prospect
January 26, 2004

"But with the notable exception of those who came across a brief story by The Washington Post's David Broder, who actually explained the controversy, the typical news reader would be hard pressed to discern that, depending on what your definition of "desertion" is (call it AWOL if you like), Moore was exactly right."

Bush's Missing Year, by Eric Boehlert
February 9, 2004, Truthout.org
"In 1972, George W. Bush dropped out of his National Guard service and later lied about it. With the media finally paying attention, will he now come clean?"

Did Bush drop out of the National Guard to avoid drug testing? The young pilot walked away from his commitment in 1972 -- the same year the U.S. military implemented random drug tests., by Eric Boehlert
February 6, 2004,
"One of the persistent riddles surrounding President Bush's disappearance from the Texas Air National Guard during 1972 and 1973 is the question of why he walked away. Bush was a fully trained pilot who had undergone a rigorous two-year flight training program that cost the Pentagon nearly $1 million. And he has told reporters how important it was to follow in his father's footsteps and to become a fighter pilot. Yet in April 1972, George W. Bush climbed out of a military cockpit for the last time. He still had two more years to serve, but Bush's own discharge papers suggest he may have walked away from the Guard for good."

Bush credited for Guard drills But time frame leaves questions
by Walter V. Robinson, Globe Staff
February 10, 2004,
Boston Globe
"But the documents seem unlikely to resolve questions about whether Bush shirked his duty during his tour as a fighter-interceptor pilot for the Texas Air Guard during the Vietnam War. That is because some of the dates on the service list fell during a period in the fall of 1972 when Bush was reassigned to a guard unit in Alabama. The commander of the Alabama unit has said Bush did not appear for duty at his assigned unit there."

February 13, 2004, The Memphis Flyer
"Two members of the Air National Guard unit that President George W. Bush allegedly served with as a young Guard flyer in 1972 had been told to expect him and were on the lookout for him. He never showed, however; of that both Bob Mintz and Paul Bishop are certain."

February 11
, 2004, The Daily Mislead
"White House communications director Dan Bartlett 'confirmed that Bush's complete personnel file is being forwarded to Washington from an archive in Denver' but only "for review" by the White House - not necessarily release to the public."

February 12
, 2004, The Daily Mislead
"Just four days after pledging to open up his entire military file, President Bush has reneged on the pledge, with 'Administration officials declining yesterday to commit to releasing further records' on top of the inconclusive ones they have already released. Additionally, new charges have surfaced that Bush actually deployed his Texas gubernatorial staff to destroy incriminating records."

Bush Releases 'Entire' National Guard File, by JENNIFER LOVEN, Associated Press Writer
February 14
, 2004, Associated Press
"Hundreds of pages of documents that the White House said comprise President Bush's entire military record offer no new answers to the election-year questions that have swirled around his Vietnam-era service. Democrats who have led the criticism greeted Friday's release of documents with skepticism."

Bush's National Guard Files 'Thrown Out'
February 12
, 2004, The Sydney Morning Herald
"While he was governor of Texas, George Bush's aides disposed of Mr Bush's National Guard files while searching for information that could embarrass the governor in future elections, a retired lieutenant-colonel in the Texas National Guard told a member of the Texas Senate."

Records Show Gaps, by Randall Mikkelsen
February 11
, 2004, appearing on rense.com
"The documents show long gaps in Bush's Guard service, from May through late October 1972, and mid-January through early April 1973."

Timeline of the President's National Guard Service
Associated Press
February 10
, 2004, USA Today
"Major events in President Bush's service in the Texas National Guard, according to National Guard Bureau records."

Ex-officer: Bush file's details caused concern, by Dave Moniz and Jim Drinkard
February 12
, 2004, USA Today
"As Texas Gov. George W. Bush prepared to run for president in the late 1990s, top-ranking Texas National Guard officers and Bush advisers discussed ways to limit the release of potentially embarrassing details from Bush's military records, a former senior officer of the Texas Guard said Wednesday. Bush sits at the controls of a F-102 'Delta Dagger' interceptor at Ellington Field, near Houston, in 1968."

Stringent military screening program may explain gaps on president's record
by Bill Morlin and Karen Dorn Steele
March 14, 2004, Spokesman-review.com
"Military rules used in 1974 to ground two Washington Air National Guard airmen with access to nuclear weapons also applied to a Texas Air National Guard unit where Lt. George W. Bush was a fighter pilot."

Pentagon acknowledges some Bush Guard records destroyed
July 9, 2004, San Francisco Chronicle
"Military payroll records that could more fully document President Bush's whereabouts during his service in the Texas Air National Guard were inadvertently destroyed, according to the Pentagon."

Pentagon Finds Bush's Guard Records, by MATT KELLEY, Associated Press Writer
July 23, 2004, Associated Press
"The Pentagon on Friday released newly discovered payroll records from President Bush's 1972 service in the Alabama National Guard, though the records shed no new light on the future president's activities during that summer."

New Records Indicate Gap In Bush Military Service
July 27, 2004, from Daily Mislead
But according to new records released late last week, Bush did not accumulate any flying hours at all for several months during 1972.   According to Bloomberg news service, newly released computerized records provide no record of Bush's whereabouts between July 1972 and September 1972 when he was supposed to be serving in the Alabama National Guard."

Bush never completed five months of National Guard service, by John Byrne
July 28, 2004, The Blue Lemur
"Instead of dispelling claims that President George W. Bush was absent without leave (AWOL), a close inspection of the payroll records released by the White House actually show that the President never completed five months of missed Air Force National Guard service in 1972 and 1973, RAW STORY can reveal."

George W. Bush's Lost Year in 1972 Alabama, by Glynn Wilson, BIRMINGHAM, Ala
February 2, 2004
"The result of an investigation into George W. Bush's lost year in 1972 reveals a cocky privileged son who used his family connections to avoid military service in Vietnam and spend seven months in Alabama partying. He clearly skipped out on National Guard duty and avoided a mandatory drug test, all while learning the politics of 'dirty tricks,' deception and coded racism in the land of George Wallace."

August 28, 2004
"Barnes appears to have made lucrative use of his knowledge of our President's slithering out of the draft as a lever to protect a multi-billion dollar contract for a client."

Article & Essay: Bush Keeps Lying About Military Record, by Frederick Sweet
August 30, 2004, Intervention Magazine
"During the week of May 27th, the Guard had a huge waiting list: those days in Texas, it took a year and a half to get into the Guard, and over 100,000 men nationwide were on that list. But that was no problem for Bush because his family's powerful friends pulled strings and he was admitted the same day that he signed his application for the Texas Air National Guard. The Guard waiting list was irrelevant for young Bush and his family."

Bush's National Guard File Missing Records, by Matt Kelly
Associated Press
September 8, 2004, from Rense.com
"Documents that should have been written to explain gaps in President Bush's Texas Air National Guard service are missing from the military records released about his service in 1972 and 1973, according to regulations and outside experts."

New Questions Raised on Bush Military Record, by Greg Frost
September 8, 2004, Reuters
"President Bush fell short of meeting his military obligations during the Vietnam War and was not disciplined despite irregular attendance at required training drills, The Boston Globe said on Wednesday."

Memos Show Bush Suspended From Flying, by PETE YOST, Associated Press Writer
September 9, 2004, Associated Press
"Newly unearthed memos state George W. Bush was suspended from flying for the Texas Air National Guard during the Vietnam war because he failed to meet Guard standards and failed to take his annual flight physical as required."

Stung! A swarm of new media stories on young George W. Bush's dereliction of duty pops his heroic-leadership bubble, by Eric Boehlert
September 9, 2004, Salon
"As a result, Lukasiak arrived at the overwhelming conclusion that not only did Bush walk away from his final two years of military obligation, coming dangerously close to desertion, but he attempted to cover up his absenteeism through swindle and fraud."
Professor says Bush revealed National Guard favoritism, by Phil Hirschkorn
September 13, 2004, CNN
"A business school professor who taught George W. Bush at Harvard University in the early 1970s says the future president told him that family friends had pulled strings to get him into the Texas Air National Guard."
Document: Bush Leaves Military Service, by PETE YOST, Associated Press Writer
September 30, 2004, Associated Press
"The White House said seven months ago that it had released all the records on President Bush's stateside military service during the Vietnam War, yet new records are still dribbling out as Election Day approaches."
Texas Guard Releases More Bush Service Records
October 5 , 2004, Local News article
"Recently released records show President Bush was on "no fly" status for his last active duty days."
Review Finds More Bush Military Records, by MATT KELLEY, Associated Press Writer
October 15 , 2004, Associated Press
"Weeks after Texas National Guard officials signed an oath swearing they had turned over all of President Bush's military records, independent examiners found more than two dozen pages of previously unreleased documents about Bush."
In the same league as Fox Don't major outlets like ABC News and CNN know better than to trot out a discredited former Guardsman as a source for stories about Bush's military service?, by Eric Boehlert
September 10, 2004, Salon
"Working on the premise that you can fool some of the people all of the time, a Bush supporter who asserted that he saw Bush serve his National Guard duty in Alabama in 1972 returned this week to retell his already discredited story and was embraced by several news organizations that are not Fox News -- ABC News, CNN and the Associated Press."

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