Bush has stated that he "supported" the Vietnam War. He apparently supported it as long as he himself did not have to fight in it and as long as others did the fighting so he could stay in America and whore, smoke dope, and drink. That is an important distinction to point out for a man who relishes in dressing up like a pilot and landing on aircraft carriers, a man who calls himself a "war president" and has no qualms whatsoever about sending other people into battle. He became a pilot in 1968, the year of the Tet Offensive, the siege at Khe Sanh, and the Battle of Hue City. But he deliberately chose a path that would keep him out of the Vietnam War. The Texas Air National Guard was a unit not designated to go to Vietnam, and by joining it he knew it would keep him out of the war. It is one thing to avoid a war that you honestly oppose and think America should never have gotten involved in. It is entirely another to "support" the war, and later make many speeches in front of veterans groups and conservative political crowds saying how the Vietnam War was a "just war," as he has done, and all the time know that you avoided fighting in it. It says something about the kind of person George W. Bush is and isn't. There is nothing in Bush's background to admire. If he were not his Daddy's son, he might have a criminal record. He directed one failed company after another, each time getting another high paying management job in another because of who he was. He got a sweetheart deal with the Texas Rangers because of his Daddy. And he avoided Vietnam but claims he "supported" us being there. What is there to respect about him?