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  •  source is questionable (3+ / 0-)
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    copymark, GreyHawk, kraant

    It lost me with the "shape shifting" nonsense.  

    -4.63, -5.59 The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.

    by Divertedone on Wed Jul 25, 2007 at 06:36:22 PM PDT

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    •  You're right (4+ / 0-)
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      I shouldn't drink and google at the same time.

      Evil is as evil does.

      by copymark on Wed Jul 25, 2007 at 07:01:48 PM PDT

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      •  Another shifting view (6+ / 0-)

        In 1991 two books celebrated Bush's exploits as warrior-aviator, just as he was being celebrated as the victor in the Gulf war. Joe Hyams published Flight of the Avenger with "the cooperation of the president," which neglected to mention Mierzejewski and his story. Robert Stinnett, who had flown with Bush in his plane during the war as a Navy photographer, produced George Bush: His World War II Years, which attempted to refute Mierzejewski by citing four crew-member accounts, which disagreed with Mierzejewski's version, but did not quote the crew members reported in the New York Post who affirmed a number of Mierzejewski's particulars. Bush's story seemed intact...

        What really happened at Chichi Jima will never finally be resolved. Were the men really dead when Bush jumped? Did one man parachute out? Why did the intelligence report say one thing and the Finback log another? And why have Bush's versions changed over time? Bush's experience in the Good War was more tortured and his accounts more tortuous than he now admits.

        "I don't want to think about it," said Chester Mierzejewski. "I don't want to get involved politically." Still, he sees the attacks on Clinton as cynical in the light of what he has come to believe about the event of long ago. "I knew two guys who would be glad if George Bush had been a draft-dodger," he told me.

        What we do know, in the end, is that terrible things happen in wartime; that the young Bush was consumed with doubt and pain; that the older Bush has presented a simple, unambiguous, but contradicting, story; and that he has directed his campaign to project onto Clinton's youthful grapplings with a very different war the harsh image of the evader.

        Evil is as evil does.

        by copymark on Wed Jul 25, 2007 at 07:17:59 PM PDT

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