Friday, August 27, 2004 News | "I'm very ashamed"

Another bombshell in the battle over Vietnam service that has been raging in the 2004 presidential race exploded on the Web Friday. In a video originally posted on the Web by a pro-Kerry organization in Austin, Texas, Ben Barnes, a former lieutenant governor of Texas, apologized for his role in getting a young George W. Bush into the Texas Air National Guard while young men who were not from prominent or wealthy families "died in Vietnam."

This is insane! Members of that ANG unit were fighting in Vietnam when Bush joined it. To join a unit already deployed to the combat-zone is a darn foolish way to avoid a war.

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