Brother AACOOLDRE : How Bush got out of vietnam

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    In 1968, former Congressman George Herbert Walker Bush of Texas, fresh
    from voting to send other men's sons to Vietnam, enlisted his own son
    in a very special affirmative action program, the 'champagne' unit of
    the Texas Air National Guard. There, Top Gun fighter pilot George Dubya
    was assigned the dangerous job of protecting Houston from Vietcong air

    This week, former Lt. Governor Ben Barnes of Texas 'fessed up to
    pulling the strings to keep Little George out of the jungle. "I got a young
    man named George W. Bush into the Texas Air Guard - and I'm ashamed."


    That's far from the end of the story. In 1994, George W. Bush was
    elected governor of Texas by a whisker. By that time, Barnes had left
    office to become a big time corporate lobbyist. To an influence peddler like
    Barnes, having damning information on a sitting governor is worth its
    weight in gold – or, more precisely, there’s a value in keeping the info

    Barnes appears to have made lucrative use of his knowledge of our
    President's slithering out of the draft as a lever to protect a
    multi-billion dollar contract for a client. That's the information in a
    confidential letter buried deep in the files of the US Justice Department that
    fell into my hands at BBC television.

    Here's what happened. Just after Bush's election, Barnes' client GTech
    Corp., due to allegations of corruption, was about to lose its license
    to print money: its contract to run the Texas state lottery. Barnes,
    says the Justice Department document, made a call to the newly elected
    governor's office and saved GTech's state contract.

    The letter said, "Governor Bush ... made a deal with Ben Barnes not to
    rebid [the GTech lottery contract] because Barnes could confirm that
    Bush had lied during the '94 campaign."

    In that close race, Bush denied the fix was in to keep him out of 'Nam,
    and the US media stopped asking questions. What did the victorious
    Governor Bush's office do for Barnes? According to the tipster, "Barnes
    agreed never to confirm the story [of the draft dodging] and the governor
    talked to the chair of the lottery two days later and she then agreed
    to support letting GTech keep the contract without a bid."

    And so it came to pass that the governor's commission reversed itself
    and gave GTech the billion dollar deal without a bid.

    The happy client paid Barnes, the keeper of Governor Bush's secret, a
    fee of over $23 million. Barnes, not surprisingly, denies that Bush took
    care of his client in return for Barnes' silence. However, confronted
    with the evidence, the former Lt. Governor now admits to helping the
    young George stay out of Vietnam.

    Take a look at the letter yourself - with information we confirmed with
    other sources - at

    Frankly, I don't care if President Bush cowered and ran from Vietnam.
    I sure as hell didn't volunteer ... but then, my daddy didn't send
    someone else in my place. And I don't march around aircraft carriers with
    parachute clips around my gonads talking about war and sacrifice.

    More important, I haven't made any pay-offs to silence those who could
    change my image from war hero to war zero.


    By the way: I first reported this story in 1999, including the evidence
    of payback, in The Observer of London. US media closed its eyes. Then I
    put the story on British television last year in the one-hour report,
    "Bush Family Fortunes." American networks turned down BBC's offer to run
    it in the USA. "Wonderful film," one executive told me, "but Time
    Warner is not going to let us put this on the air." However, US networks
    will take cash for advertisements calling Kerry a Vietnam coward.

    The good news is, until Patriot Act 3 kicks in, they can't stop us
    selling the film to you directly. The updated version of "Bush Family
    Fortunes," with the full story you still can't see on your boob tube, will
    be released next month in DVD. See a preview at

    For more on our president's war years and the $23 million payment,
    read this excerpt from the New York Times bestseller, The Best Democracy
    Money Can Buy.