When Dan Rather and CBS tried to prevent George Bush's re-election in 2004 by making up a story about his time in the National Guard, they also "forgot" to mention this little fact, which they knew well:
Bernard Goldberg points out a fact that many people missed in the controversy over the “Rathergate” fraudulent memos: Rather’s producer, Mary Mapes, knew all along that the premise of the report was false.
Mapes had information prior to the airing of the September 8  Segment that President Bush, while in the TexANG [Texas Air National Guard] did volunteer for service in Vietnam but was turned down in favor of more experienced pilots. For example, a flight instructor who served in the TexANG with Lieutenant Bush advised Mapes in 1999 that Lieutenant Bush “did want to go to Vietnam but others went first.” Similarly, several others advised Mapes in 1999, and again in 2004 before September 8, that Lieutenant Bush had volunteered to go to Vietnam but did not have enough flight hours to qualify.
So the Christian fundamentalist who doesn't believe in taking the Bible literally and supports the teaching of evolution, the ignoramus with an MBA (a first among US presidents), the idiot who can fly interceptor aircraft, the Nazi who dethroned Saddam Hussein, is also a coward who volunteered as a pilot for Vietnam.
Can you imagine what a hero he would have been if he had been a Democrat?
The more I learn about George W. Bush, and no thanks to the mainstream media there, the more impressed am I by who I think was one of the best presidents the US have had in their history.