George W. Bush — Draft Dodger

Did President George W. Bush dodge the draft during the Vietnam War, as Dan Rather’s report asserted just before the 2004 election—the report that got Dan Rather fired?

Well, the BBC reporter Greg Palast did the same story a year before. Palast and the BBC stand by their story, part of which is in this video.

But Palast is not at all sympathetic with Dan Rather, who he says “cut a back-room deal to shut his mouth, grab his ankles, and let his network retract a story he knew to be absolutely true.” For Palast’s full unflattering take on Dan Rather’s suit, click here.


5 Responses to George W. Bush — Draft Dodger

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