Marc Morano, CNSNews.com Senior Staff Writer, is excerpted this week, from 09/04:
Navy Contradicts Kerry on Release of Military Records(CNSNews.com) - The U.S. Navy released documents Wednesday contradicting claims by Democratic Presidential candidate John Kerry that all of his available military records have been released.
The Navy, responding to a Freedom of Information Act request from the legal watchdog group Judicial Watch, also referred interested parties to Kerry's campaign web site for government military documents. Navy Personnel Command FOIA Officer Dave German wrote in an e-mail to Judicial Watch that the Navy "withheld thirty-one pages of documents from the responsive military personnel service records as we were not provided a release authorization."
Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said the Navy's correspondence confirms that Kerry has not been forthright in releasing his military files."It's written confirmation from the U.S. Navy that there are additional documents from Kerry's service record that have yet to be made publicly available," Fitton told CNSNews.com.
--I hope this guy runs for President again. I can't imagine that this stuff was widely disseminated last time, even though I knew about it. I see a parallel with the Bush ANG story, and how hard the MSM tried to use it again in his re-election battle.
My personal theory, after all I've read, is that Kerry got the Carter administration to consider any offenses he committed as "political," rather than criminal. It may not have been a partisan thing, either. If he was already a Congressman, then he had huge "back door" juice with the military. It's an open secret that they kiss Congress' asses personally, which was why Bush got TAD to Alabama. The difference is that Bush's whole history is documented, and all that could be found was that he missed a physical. If Kerry used his political influence to cover up potentially traitorous (even if unwittingly so) conduct, that is something that needs to be exposed.
Hat tip to JOHN KERRY SHOULD STEP DOWN, OUT OF POLITICS, of course.
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