Chia de Bosk (chiasmushf) wrote in bush_vs_kerry,
Chia de Bosk

Kerry Releases Military Records

Kerry has released his military records, and it includes commendations from some of the people who were part of the "Swift Boat Vetrans for Truth". I guess the coincidence between the "Swift Boat Vetrans" and the smear campaign lauched against McCain's service during the primaries wasn't such a coincidence.

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Now, it's a uniquely Democratic strategy to hold onto these papers until after the election:

Indeed, one of the first actions of the group that came to be known
as Swift Boat Veterans for Truth was to call on Kerry to sign a privacy
waiver and release all of his military and medical records.

Kerry refused, even though it turned out that the records included
commendations from some of the same veterans who were criticizing him.

May 20, Kerry signed a document called Standard Form 180, authorizing
the Navy to send an ''undeleted" copy of his ''complete military
service record and medical record" to the Globe. Asked why he delayed
signing the form for so long, Kerry said in a written response: ''The
call for me to sign a 180 form came from the same partisan operatives
who were lying about my record on a daily basis on the Web and in the
right-wing media. Even though the media was discrediting them, they
continued to lie. I felt strongly that we shouldn't kowtow to them and
their attempts to drag their lies out."

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Well, as President in exhile, he has an obligation to clear his name. Months after the fact. ... I guess.

It helps to wait until the "liberal" media frenzy has died-down, I guess. It's good timing to show that Kerry was a bonified war hero right before he brings the issue of impeaching the fake soldier and his cronies to congress.
i am now convinced that john kerry may have run the worst presidential campaign in recent memory.
i was convinced of this during the election. I remember saying to myself many times, "are the democrats serious about this man?"
in my mind, there's no reason he could not have released these records early to combat the momentum of the swift boat crowd. rove is good but there's no way he could make a case that bush is smarter than kerry based on undergraduate grades.
No, they weren't -- he just fell into their lap after they ganged up with the Republicans to take out Dean. The Democrats didn't elect a Presidential nominee through their primary process, they just ruled out their only actual attempt. Kerry was called "electable" for reasons that I never understood, and those running the DNC at the time were afraid of what Dean meant to their party.

When Kerry lost the Presidency and a variety of DNC up-and-comers lost their seats in Congress, Dean was validated, which is why he's now running the Democrats.
Which leads me to the question I ask myself today, "how on earth can they be serious about Howard Dean?" :-)
You watch -- Dean's going to do some really impressive things for the Democratic party.

Like making them understand what "electable" really means.
hey, you still living in plymouth? if you are, we're going to be neighbors soon. i think i'm going to be about a mile north of you if i remember right.
Yup, still living in Plymouth.