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Deserter: George Bush's War on Military Families, Veterans, and His Past

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Deserter looks objectively at the military record of George W. Bush, his role in the armed forces, and his treatment of them. Over the past year, Bush's military poses have been contrived to convince the American public that he is a National Security President. Others have found his playacting less convincing. While George W. Bush supported the Vietnam War, his contribution was to enlist in a nepotistic unit of the Texas National Air Guard, which, short of World War III, was guaranteed never to see military action. Even in this safe position, Lieutenant Bush broke under the strain and went AWOL for the best part of a year. In contrast, American National Guardsmen have not only been called up for frontline action in Iraq, but they have had their terms of service extended. While the military budget soars, the war is being fought with a dangerously inadequate number of troops. The dead and disabled are shipped home under cover of darkness; those who eventually return in one piece find that their veterans' medical benefits and facilities are being axed. Deserter strips away the illusion of Bush as "commander-in-chief" to reveal a hypocrite who has betrayed his troops and his country.

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Deserter looks objectively at the military record of George W. Bush, his role in the armed forces, and his treatment of them. Drawing upon military and former-military sources, Ian Williams convincingly argues that the president is guilty of breathtaking hypocrisy, cynical doublethink, and egregious neglect of the actual defense of the United States.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781560256274
Subtitle:
Bush's War on Military Families, Veterans, and His Past
Publisher:
Nation Books
Author:
Williams, Ian
Subject:
Political Freedom & Security - International Secur
Subject:
Political Process - Elections
Subject:
Government - U.S. Government
Subject:
POL040000
Subject:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Government/General
Subject:
Bush, George W
Subject:
Bush, George W - Military leadership
Edition Description:
First Trade Paper Edition
Publication Date:
20040629
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
7.63 x 5 in 6 oz

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Politics » United States » Foreign Policy
History and Social Science » US History » Presidents » Bush Family

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"Synopsis" by , Deserter looks objectively at the military record of George W. Bush, his role in the armed forces, and his treatment of them. Drawing upon military and former-military sources, Ian Williams convincingly argues that the president is guilty of breathtaking hypocrisy, cynical doublethink, and egregious neglect of the actual defense of the United States.
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