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Still questions on Bush Guard duty

Reading the headlines from the two articles on Page A8 of Feb. 11, I initially thought you were implying that the documents the White House released exonerated Bush. “White House offers proof of duty” seems to do that, but when you get into the body of the second article it all starts falling apart again.

I’m glad I read further into this second article, because like every other report I’ve read or heard on this, his missing six months still have not been satisfactorily answered. On the NBC evening news on Feb. 10, they said, “The White House hoped to settle it all today, but instead it may have reignited.” And the same evening on the “Lehrer News Hour,” Brig. Gen. David McGinnis (Ret.) said that the year in question shows Bush was “void of duty and that his overall performance was spasmodic.”

Far from being “proof of duty” or a military record “backed by documents,” we are still left with the unanswered questions such as one of the closing remarks in Fireman’s article: “Bush’s superior officers in Texas . . . could not perform annual evaluation because he was ‘not observed at this unit’ during the past 12 months.”



Dean Olson

Grass Valley


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