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Saturday, October 20, 2007

FLASHBACK 1988: George W. Bush defends Dan Quayle's combat-free Vietnam-era military service

Nick LangewisPublished: Saturday October 20, 2007
"They probably should have called the National Guard up in those days; maybe we'd have done better in Vietnam."--George W. Bush
In this vintage clip from 1988, George W. Bush, would-be Governor of Texas followed by 43rd President of the United States, shares with Connie Chung his stance on diverting draft-age men into National Guard service, in lieu of conscription and combat, during the Vietnam era.
1988 Convention: George Bush On National Guard


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