An Army Of One
By Lane Blake
Where is the outrage from the super-patriots? You know, the
ones who had to be sedated every time Bill Clinton addressed
any military unit. They couldn't stand the fact that a draft-dodger
was the Commander in Chief.
Yet the undisputed king of draft-dodgers was in West Virginia
the other day to address a National Guard unit. Yes, Dubya
truly did distinguish himself while protecting the skies of
Texas from the red menace.
Even though he was only trained to fly an outdated and obsolete
plane that wasn't used in combat (F-102 Delta Dagger), even
though he seldom showed up for duty and had his flight-ready
status revoked for refusing to take a drug test, just knowing
that the Flying Dubya may or may not be in the air was enough
to keep the North Vietnamese from ever going through with
any invasion plans they might have had for Texas.
As soon as Texas was safe for democracy Dubya was granted
a transfer to a postal unit in Alabama. The transfer was later
overruled because the unit (9921st Air Reserve Squadron) had
no planes and no regularly scheduled drills.
Dubya however would not be deterred. He was determined to
protect the Confederacy so he applied for, and was granted,
a transfer to the 187th Tactical Recon Unit in Georgia. And
though, according to base commander General William Turnipseed,
Lt. Bush never reported for duty, just knowing that he might
was enough of a threat to keep the V.C. at bay.
From May of 1972 to May of 1973 no-one seems to know where
Dubya was or what he was doing. He himself doesn't even recall.
We may never know what he was doing during these twelve months.
But if you check the historical record you'll see that the
state of Florida was never attacked during this time. Coincidence?
I think not!
George W. Bush. Truly an army of one.