He's cheating on the "veteran" stuff
this while surfing the net about good old "You Lie" Wilson:
Turns out he is a wannabe, that is, someone who
claims a combat record, but didn't get beyond the stateside
National Guard or Reserves....what a man.
By the way, Joe Wilson is not considered a Veteran since his time
was all Reserve or National Guard. Only
those who serve a minimum of 180 days ACTIVE DUTY or more are
considered Veterans and putzes like Wilson or
George "Did I Desert?" Bush Jr. are strictly Guard or Reserves only...not
Never Deployed 'Colonel' Wilson Missed Vietnam
Gordon Duff Salem-News.com
Deferments Through 1972 then "Shepherded" into
Reserve Billet to Avoid Vietnam.
(CINCINNATI, Ohio) - Joe Wilson, real name "Addison"
presents himself as a hard boiled combat veteran,
retired Army colonel and all around tough guy.
He belongs to "white supremacist" organizations,
fought hard to keep the Confederate flag in South Carolina and,
when an aide to the notorious racist Strom Thurmond
admitted Thurmond had a half African-American daughter,
Wilson abused and threatened the woman in an
attempt to shut her up.
His real record is Vietnam. Born in 1947, Wilson
was prime material for the Vietnam War. After taking deferment
after deferment for college and law school, in
1972, Wilson was glided into a coveted Army Reserve billet, protecting
him from service in Vietnam.
He quit in 1975 with the fall of Saigon and transferred
to the National Guard where he was a Judge Advocate, a "lawyer."
Wilson has one of the worst records in Congress,
having voted against Veteran funding 11 times. The only "veteran"
Wilson has helped is himself.
Though ending up with full health insurance and
a fat military retirement, Joe Wilson, like Senator Lindsay Graham,
both passed more qualified serving officers who
were deployed to combat and moved into high paying positions as
full Colonels, all done using political clout.
This gives both Wilson and his good friend and
reportedly highest ranking gay officer in the US military, Lindsay Graham,
substantial "double dip" retirements without
ever having to actually serve in the real military and, especially, not
during the Vietnam War.
Wilson's opponent in the upcoming election is
Rob Miller, 13 year US Marine with 2 combat tours in Iraq.
Wilson missed his chance at combat due to more
important considerations involving "personal skin."
Wilson, close friend and confidant of Fox Entertainment
reality show host Glenn Beck is a strong advocate of private health care.
In fact he received over $ 400,000 in political
donations from the health care industry in support of his position.
Insiders say that Beck helped stage the Wilson
"impromptu theater" during the Presidents address to Congress,
offering full support from Fox News in exchange
for Wilson's violation of traditional Southern good manners,
something Wilson has little familiarity with.
Wilson has spent a lifetime on the public payroll
running his mouth while others have done the fighting.
Much has been made of late about Wilson's ties
to White Supremest and neo-Klan groups. As one of the 7 legislators
who stood against all others to keep the secessionist
flag as the state frag of South Carolina and as former staffer to the
former anti-civil rights activist Strom Thurmond,
Wilson's racist views are well known and well established.
What some of us would like to have seen established
is a biography that included military service during the Vietnam War
instead of deferment after deferment then hiding
out in an "undeployable" Army Reserve unit until the second the Communists
moved into Saigon.
This tells me all I need to know.
Gordon Duff is a Marine combat veteran and a regular
contributor to Veterans Today.
He specializes in political and social issues.
You can see a large collection of Gordon's published articles at this link:
He is an outspoken advocate for veterans and his
powerful words have brought about change. Gordon is a lifelong PTSD sufferer
his war experiences and he is empathetic to the
plight of today's veterans also suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder.
appreciate the opportunity to feature Gordon's
timely and critical reports on Salem-News.com, a news organization staffed
by a number
of veterans, particularly former U.S. Marines.
Sent in by Chuck Hovey
Historian/Real Vietnam Veteran
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