Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Kerry allows Navy release of military, medical records

From the Boston Globe, via Kos:

Senator John F. Kerry, ending at least two years of refusal, has waived privacy restrictions and authorized the release of his full military and medical records.

The records, which the Navy Personnel Command provided to the Globe, are mostly a duplication of what Kerry released during his 2004 campaign for president, including numerous commendations from commanding officers who later criticized Kerry's Vietnam service.

The lack of any substantive new material about Kerry's military career in the documents raises the question of why Kerry refused for so long to waive privacy restrictions. An earlier release of the full record might have helped his campaign because it contains a number of reports lauding his service. 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.

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

I'm sure Karl Rove and the Boy King sat around breakfast in the Oval Office this morning, admiring Kerry's politcal acumen and his principled stand against caving in to the Swifties. What an incredible boob.


Blogger bluememe said...

rue st. germain sez:

I fought like hell against the "Son of Michael Dukakis" rap. But this clinches it. He just popped his helmeted head out of his own tank.

Egregiously eejitous.

8:19 AM  

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