Another day, another surfacing black-mark on George P. Bush! I’m starting to think that Bush either unwisely dissed an old Gypsy woman or that Karma’s finally catching up with him, because it seems like the guy can’t catch a break in the media! His latest peccadillo has to do with claiming on his campaign literature that he is retired Navy. The only problem with that is… there’s no way he could be.
In any branch of the U.S. Armed forces (National Guard, Reserve or Active component) it takes 20 years of service to receive a military retirement and the benefits that come along with it. Bush, according to evidence reviewed in Politfact, was in the Naval Reserve for a total of 10 years, achieving lieutenant’s rank before his honorable discharge. While completing 10 years honorably is a laudable achievement, it’s still not retirement.
The Bush campaign is claiming the use the of the word was only in a general sense, meaning that Bush left the job after fulfilling his military obligation. Certainly, retired sounds more succinct than honorably discharged from the Naval Reserve after 10 years, but the campaign literature is clearly targeting veterans, trying to cultivate a …
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