George W Bush

George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) served as the 43rd president of the United States. He was among the most popular, as well as unpopular, U.S. presidents in history.

Prior to his political career Bush served in the Texas Air National Guard. Medic has obtained the former presidents available military service records:

File 1, File 2, File 3, File 4, File 5, File 6, File 7, File 8, File 9, Letter 1, Letter 2.

In May 1968, Bush was commissioned into the Texas Air National Guard. After two years of training in active-duty service he was assigned to Houston, flying Convair F-102s with the 147th Reconnaissance Wing out of Ellington Field Joint Reserve Base. In late 1972 and early 1973, Bush drilled with the 187th Fighter Wing of the Alabama Air National Guard. In 1972, Bush was suspended from flying for failure to take a scheduled physical exam. He was honorably discharged from the Air Force Reserve on November 21, 1974.

Critics have alleged that Bush was favorably treated due to his father’s (George H.W. Bush, the 41st US president) political standing as a member of the House of Representatives, citing his selection as a pilot despite his low pilot aptitude test scores and his irregular attendance.

As the 46th governor of Texas from 1995 to 2000 Bush successfully sponsored legislation for tort reform, increased education funding, set higher standards for schools, and reformed the criminal justice system. Bush also pioneered faith-based welfare programs and helped make Texas the leading producer of wind powered electricity in the US. But under his leadership, Texas executed 154 prisoners, more than any previous governor in modern American history.

During his presidency signature legislation included broad tax cuts, the Patriot Act, which gave the government extraordinary powers of surveillance over US citizens, the ill-considered No Child Left Behind Act, which based educational advancement on standardized test scores, the Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act, which criminalized a specific second trimester abortion procedure, the Medicare Modernization Act, a prescription drug benefit program which prohibits the government from negotiating drug prices with pharmaceutical companies, and funding for the AIDS relief program.

Bush received broad criticism for his handling of the fabricated Iraq War, the botched relief efforts during Hurricane Katrina, and the 2008 financial crisis and massive bank bail outs, among other events. After defeating Vietnam vet John Kerry for a second term—Kerry’s campaign was derailed in part by the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth—a debunked dirty tricks campaign—Bush finished his second term in office in 2009 and returned to Texas. His presidency has been rated below average in historians’ polls, although his favorability ratings have improved since leaving office.

In retirement Bush has become an accomplished painter. In 2010 heĀ  published his memoir, Decision Points. The Bush presidential library opened in 2013.

President George Herbert Walker Bush, his father, a decorated Navy aviator, and former head of the CIA, died on November 30, 2018. His grandfather, Prescott Bush (1895-1972), an artillery officer in WWI who became a successful banker and politician, is alleged to have been involved in the 1933 Business Plot, a failed plan by wealthy American’s to overthrow President Franklin D. Roosevelt.


sources: wikipedia