Documents obtained by the CBS News program "60 Minutes" shed new light on one of the most controversial episodes in Bush's military service, when he abruptly stopped flying and moved from Texas to Alabama to work on a political campaign. The documents include a memo from Bush's squadron commander, Lt. Col. Jerry B. Killian, ordering Bush "to be suspended from flight status for failure to perform" to U.S. Air Force and National Guard standards and failure to take his annual physical "as ordered."
In my experience (see below), when you disobey direct orders, you suffer some pretty severe consequences, such as a court-martial, administrative hearing, or some such. You usually don't get an honorable discharge. So why did President Bush?Posted by Linkmeister at September 9, 2004 12:01 AM