Lie. Read Kevin Drum's blog post. He has Bush's ARF document on his blog. And you were always subject to call up, as many Air National Guardsmen are finding out today. If the 111th F.I.S. and Lt. Bush did not go to Vietnam, blame Hutchins' heroes Lyndon Johnson and Robert McNamara, not lowly Lt. Bush. Bush was never faced with the possibility of being called up. The National Guard does not operate like now. Johnson and McNamara were not in the White House when Bush was in the National Guard. The speechwriters who wrote this letter don't want to mention Nixon and put illogical blame on two Democrats no longer holding office. And you were always subject to call up, as many Air National Guardsmen are finding out today. If the 111th F.I.S. and Lt. Bush did not go to Vietnam, blame Hutchins' heroes Lyndon Johnson and Robert McNamara, not lowly Lt. Bush. Again with Johnson and McNamara. Oliver Willis and Counterspin also point out that it's bogus. I say this was wrtten by Karl Rove and Karen Hughes. They had a Bush family friend put his John Hancock on it.
I Told You So: Bush Washington Times Letter Bogus The Washington Times letter was brought up in a previous post. This is a form letter. It was also sent to "The Observer." There are serious errors in this letter. Second, there was no such thing as a "disciplinary unit" to which Bush would have been ordered. They just don't exist. Any discipline, if required, is handled within the squadron or group, administratively or judicially. There would be a record and a reflection in Lt. Bush's performance review, and none such exist, as was confirmed in a (unfriendly) Washington Post article in 2000.