Skip to comments.THE CBS PAPERS (more damming evidence!)
Posted on 09/10/2004 7:56:35 AM PDT by TonyInOhio
THE CBS PAPERS [Jed Babbin]
I spoke to Col. Bill Campenni (USAF ret) earlier this morning. As I've written before, Campenni was a member of the President's squadron and flew with him often. Campenni told me that there are a whole slew of reasons -- beyond those being debated now -- to question the authenticity of the CBS papers:
1. The 4 May 1972 order and the 1 August 1972 memo both have a letterhead for the wrong organization. Correspondence and orders in those days would be issued in the name of the parent organization -- the 147th Fighter Interceptor Group -- rather than the squadron. The letterhead is typed. They used printed ANG letterhead;
2. Orders were issued on the standard USAF orders form. (I still have a stack of my old ones. There's not a "memo" among them). Campenni remembers that orders weren't issued as "memos" like the 4 May 72 document;
3. The Killian "CYA" memo of August 1973 refers to pressure by Gen. Standt. The problem with this is that Standt retired in 1972. Why would anyone be worried about pressure from him?
4. Jerry Killian, according to Campenni, never went near a typewriter. In the Air Force, in those days, notes -- if anyone kept them at all -- were handwritten. That raises questions about both the 19 May 72 and the 18 August 73 memos. And, lest we forget, bureaucrats -- not fighter jocks -- write "cya" memos.
5. Orders -- like the purported 4 May 72 order to take the flight physical - wouldn't normally have been signed by Killian. They would be signed by a senior sergeant "by order of" Killian.
If, as it appears, someone faked these papers they did a bad job of it. I can tell you that in the early to mid-1970's when I was on active duty, the active service didn't have anything fancier than the earliest models of the IBM Selectric typewriter, and many offices didn't even have those. The reserves and national guard had our cast-offs, so it's terribly unlikely they could have produced anything as fancy as these papers. (Is it just my imagination, or is Dan Rather's nose growing longer every day?)
This is DNC amateur hour here!
I smell a I Clintonista helping out the Hillary campaign.
"Who could have produced such an amateurish smear? I smell a Clintonista "helping out" the Kerry campaign."
I heard George Steph. say that (paraphrasing) the "Kerry camp" is possibly thinking that the WH may have altered them!
Psst! Mr Kerry, look for someone with a large forehead or a snake in your campaign staff..
I think it was this guy Robert Strong. The snip below is from CBS's own article.
Robert Strong was a friend and colleague of Killian who ran the Texas Air National Guard administrative office in the Vietnam era. Strong, now a college professor, also believes the documents are genuine.
"They are compatible with the way business was done at the time. They are compatible with the man that I remember Jerry Killian being," says Strong. "I don't see anything in the documents that is discordant with what were the times, what was the situation and what were the people involved."
Great points - forward to all media and Rush!
Jed Babbin Ping...........
Yeah, but the pictures sure look real:
There's a lot being discovered this morning!:
CBS 60 Minutes Uncovers Incriminating PHOTOS of Bush in Alabama '73
The party that loathes the military has just been crushed by their policies and procedures.
This was probably created by a lower level left wing scum bag with a hate GW blog.
Like the Wilson/Plame lies, it set on the back burner. The rats planned to use it for their October Surprise with the Kitty Kelly lies.
In an act of panic due to Kerry's plunge in the polls, the left wing lunatics and their buddies at CBS ran with this pack of lies. Like the Wilson/Plame blogging lies, it has exploded on them.
My husband brought up something interesting yesterday, he wondered how much CBS had paid for the documents. I didn't even think of this angle.
Could the forgeries be motivated by money as well as Bush-hatred?
If the Kerry campaign can't even forge decent documents, how can we trust them to run the government?
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