Bush photographed wearing Medal he wasn't awarded! - Page 2




 
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September 4th, 2004  
GuyontheRight
 
John Kerry helped undermine US efforts and public opinion. I do not hold either of these men's actions in the past with high regard. The importance is the policy now. And frankly I would rather be be shot then vote for Kerry....
September 4th, 2004  
Jason Bourne
 
I wear many USMC t-shirts, and Marine Sniper shirts, and i have even worn my Grandfather's old WW2 medal, now i don't think that qualifies me to be on the phony veteran site, on the other hand Ironside did say
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I'd like to know the truth to this story.
so you guys really don't need to be so rough on him because he did ask if someone could verify and no one has really done that yet, i will talk with some people and see if i can find out if it is true Ironside.
September 4th, 2004  
RnderSafe
 
 
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Originally Posted by Ironside
.Why is it the Veteran's aren't bothered by this?
It doesn't bother me. Just as Kerry's four months in Vietnam do not bother me. Both men served.

I will not venture to guess why Bush does not bring up his military service. He could easily shout, "I piloted the most dangerous (to its pilots) jet fighter in the USAF's history, the F-102 "Lawn Dart".

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We know:
Kerry was in Vietnam.
Kerry saved an American soldier's life.
Kerry killed a Cong.
I agree, these are the facts as we know them. However, Kerry could have stopped with the first one. It is one thing for a man to say, "I served my country, next question please," but completely different for him to say "I served my country, and I'm a hero."

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Let's take Kerry's and Bush's military records and reverse them. Can you imagine the way the Right would be carrying on?
We do not have to imagine, all we need do is look at the left - they have attacked Bush on his military record just as much as the Right has attacked Kerry.

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Bush ducked Vietnam. True?
Ask Bush, I'm not in a position to make that determination.

Neither men have what I would consider stellar military records, nor admirable actions in their youth.

On topic of the photo, there are a two versions that I have seen. Two different ribbons, both I believe, are unit citations.
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September 4th, 2004  
GuyontheRight
 
Two comments

1) Is it possible that photo was paintshopped?
2) Didn't Bush fly Hurricane Missions?
September 4th, 2004  
RnderSafe
 
 
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Originally Posted by GuyontheRight
Two comments

1) Is it possible that photo was paintshopped?
2) Didn't Bush fly Hurricane Missions?
1) Possible. It is a black and white photo - so it would be easy to change the apperance of the ribbon by simply changing the brightness and tint.


Version #1

Version #2

It looks like it is either the Air Force Outstanding Unit Award or Organizational Excellence Award. A zoomie can correct me if I am wrong.
Air Force Awards and Decorations

I would venture to guess (if he was not authorised to wear the ribbon) it was a mistake on his part, certainly nothing sinister.
September 4th, 2004  
Ironside
 
RnderSafe, He couldn't toot his own horn because he ducked the war in Vietnam and he knew that would come back to haunt him.

Also, Kerry wasn't tooting his own horn. Rassmann (a registered Republican) came forward on his own. He felt he owed it to the man that saved his life, to speak out.

Also, remember the primaries of 2000 and John McCain?

I don't like the way Bush allows Karl Rove to after these men's military service. It really sickens me. My father is a recipient of two Bronze Stars. I could imagine how they would go after his service, if he were running against Bush.

Bush sure was fast to send our troops into battle though. So fast the UN Inspectors barely got out in time!
September 4th, 2004  
RnderSafe
 
 
All off topic posts have been removed and this topic is now locked.

Let me remind you (and you know who you are) this forum is open to everyone. It is not a place where one ideal runs the lot. I do not care if one side of the political spectrum is of the majority here, everyone is free to share their opinion without having to walk on eggshells simply because most of you may disagree.

Unless you are a Moderator, do not attempt to inform other posters of what they can and cannot 'say.' PM one of us and we will take care of any problems.

Ironside, your views and opinions are welcome here as long as you follow the rules. Your posts often come across as frontal attacks instead of presentations for discussion. Tone them down. If you wish to discuss or debate, do so - be willing to listen to, or at the very least respect other's opinions.

Control yourselves, if you cannot, it will be done for you by ending your participation on this forum.
September 15th, 2004  
Redleg
 
 
Unlocked this topic now, since Airborne Eagle has posted some more interesting information here:
http://www.military-quotes.com/forum...pic.php?t=4174