Today, a group in Texas, Texans for Truth, is launching an ad campaign that highlights Bush’s absence from duty in 1972.
The ad features Robert Mintz, who served in Alabama’s 187th Air National Guard when Bush claims to have been there. In the ad, Robert Mintz says simply and powerfully that
“I heard George Bush get up and say ‘I served in the 187th Air National Guard in Montgomery Alabama.’ Really? That was my unit. And I don’t remember seeing you there. So I called friends. ‘Did you know that George served in our unit?’ ‘Naw. I never saw him there.’ It would be impossible to be unseen in a unit of that size.”
Spurred by Bush’s cynical and ugly attacks on Kerry, people who have never spoken out before have now begun to come forward to talk about this period in Bush’s career. And journalists are now also ready to cover the story of Bush’s evasion of service. Many are embarrassed that their outlets reported the false charges against John Kerry without checking the facts. And it’s well known that the Bush campaign has been stonewalling on details of the President’s service.
On Sunday, the Associated Press reported on their continuing fight to get records of Bush’s service released.
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