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November 16, 2006

How stupid is George W?

Not very, seems to be the conclusion when you do a little digging into his background and history. That he isnb't very articulate is a matter of record, that he is an idiot is perhaps open to question when you realise that he spent some years flying supersonic fighter aircraft which have one of the worst ratings from its pilots for being difficult, unforgiving and lethal to any idiot attempting to fly one. And then there is the little matter of his academic record. He is a Harvard and Yale graduate having gained two advanced degrees from them, neither university is noted for handing out degrees in return for payments, donations or political quedos. Ergo, he must have actually worked for them and passed the examinations.

In Vietnam he succeeded in flying a fairly active war in the F-102 Delta Dagger, an aircraft that was notorious for the number of pilots it killed in accidents. And before anyone suggests that this may have been because he didn't do much flying, again the USAF records prove otherwise. In fact he was quite a successful pilot all round. That is certainly the verdict of another pilot who has written a very thought provoking item on the man entitled "War of the bumper stickers." It makes very interesting reading - and it certainly knocks down a few of the misconceptions about this rather enigmatic man.

George W Bush may not be everyone's idea of the perfect President of the world's currently most powerful nation, but perhaps it is time to stop trying to make out he's an ignorant and stupid pigmy. He isn't.

Posted by The Gray Monk at November 16, 2006 10:27 PM

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Reprove me if i'm wrong but didn't the President fly the Delta Dagger in Texas not Vietnam?

Posted by: Simon at November 16, 2006 02:47 PM

According to my sources he logged a high number of hours in both locations - in Vietnam earning a decoration for his feats.

Posted by: The Gray Monk at November 19, 2006 09:50 PM