Tough political times...Worse rated president-Bush...Worse rated Congress-democratic-controlled...Worse losing presendential choices...Kerry and Gore..
Now look what we we get this year...Not much improvement on the horizen..
I'm not sure what your point is here but thanks for the link.
These are some interesting things I found in your article.
"FACT: After becoming combat qualified in ANG F102s, Lt. Bush flew just 22 months."
I'm not an Air Force guy but if you are saying that the F102 is not a fighter you can surely understand why I would think otherwise.
FACT: On August 1, 1972, ANG Major General Francis Greenlief grounded him for failing
to take hisrequired annual USAF medical exam.
Again since I am not an Air Force guy why would you be grounded if you are not a pilot. I may just have misunderstood this term.
They even have a picture of him in the cockpit of the aircraft. I think it was you who said they had a child in the Air Force so I only guess that the F102 is not a fighter? Maybe the correct term is interceptor pilot? Of course that would leave the question of what they do once they intercept. Maybe fight.
Not so sure why I would be weeping but am sure you will be glad to explain.
Your point is well taken AV8, and give Bush credit, he "spent two years on active duty.He served 18 months on active duty, not 24. Of those, 13 months were spent inAgain diesel I thought that if you flew a plane that would mean you were the pilot and I also thought that an interceptor was a fighter jet. So the term fighter pilot would seem to apply but I am not very well versed on Air Force lingo.
Edit: If calling an interceptor pilot a fighter is offensive to any AF guys on here I really did not know better. So no need to pile on.
Your point is well taken AV8, and give Bush credit, he "spent two years on active duty.He served 18 months on active duty, not 24. Of those, 13 months were spent in
basic training and USAF flight school, NONE of it flying F102s. It was his piling on to his Bio that is getting questioned here.
Because of personal problems, such as excessive drinking, poor airmanship and a reported fear of flying, he quit interceptors in April 1972. The self-grounding left him 30 months short of the asserted six-year period, which he had promised to complete under his sworn Guard obligation as a pilot who received flight training costing over a MILLION dollars.