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Flashback: Bush Orders Release of Military Records
Foxnews ^ | Saturday, February 14, 2004 | Foxnews

Posted on 09/15/2004 4:34:16 PM PDT by Brilliant

WASHINGTON — President Bush released hundreds of pages of his military records Friday in an effort to counter growing talk that he might have shirked his duty while serving in the Texas Air National Guard (search) more than thirty years ago. The documents, many of which were duplicates, provided details about Bush’s service in the Guard from 1968 until 1973. The president’s medical records, dozens of pages in all, were also opened to reporters in the Roosevelt Room (search), but were not allowed to be taken out of the room.

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: bush; cbs; militaryrecords; nationalguard; rather

His flying exam expired on his birthday, July 6, 1972, said White House communications director Dan Bartlett.

He didn't take his next exam because "he was in non-flying capacity in another state" and knew he'd be there for months. "There was no need or reason for him to take a flying exam.

Allegations that he ducked that physical are "just outrageously false," Bartlett said.

A performance evaluation at Ellington Air Force Base in Texas, covering the period from May 1, 1972 to April 30, 1973, could not rate Bush because, wrote Lt. Col. William D. Harris, Jr., "Lt. Bush has not been observed at this unit during the period of the report."

Note that it points out that Bush was not required to take his physical until his birthday in July, while the memos state that he's ordered to do it in May. The memos are obviously false. Brit Hume reported today that one Guardsman stated he'd never heard about anyone being ordered to take a physical. The policy was that you had to take it before your birthday.

This was one of the aspects of the memo that was most hit upon by the media. The NYT, for example, published a lengthy piece stating that Bush had disobeyed a direct order.

1 posted on 09/15/2004 4:34:16 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: Brilliant

If this action is an abuse here, I apologize. I have tried unsuccessfully to post a thread. Don't know what I am doing wrong. Could someone post it. Please and thank you.

We are all missing the big point here. The DNC accomplished what they set out to do.

Here is a quote from the article below. “I do think it’s working,” top DNC official Howard Wolfson said Tuesday when asked about the Democratic attack on Bush’s service. “There was a Newsweek poll that came out this week that showed that the president lost 10 points in his credibility numbers in one week since these issues about his service began.”

2 posted on 09/15/2004 4:35:51 PM PDT by sarasotarepublican
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To: Brilliant

"but not allowed to be taken out of the room"

Did someone make sure that Sandy Berger was not present?

3 posted on 09/15/2004 4:45:31 PM PDT by Tannerone
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To: sarasotarepublican

See this:

I suggest that in the future, you push the little button in the upper right hand corner of your screen that says "post". It's pretty much self-explanatory. How are things in Sarasota? I'm in Orlando.

4 posted on 09/15/2004 4:46:10 PM PDT by Brilliant
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To: Brilliant

The question should paraphrase Republican Congressman J.D. Hayworth of Arizona...."What did Dan Rather know and when did he know it?"

5 posted on 09/15/2004 4:47:05 PM PDT by SmithPatterson
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To: Brilliant

John F Kerry wont DARE to release his records...

JFKerry does not dare to put HIS cards on the table....


Come on war HERO show the people you wish to 'lead' who you really are.....

White winged egg layer that you are....

6 posted on 09/15/2004 4:55:52 PM PDT by joesnuffy ( "Two Heads Are Better Than One"...."Unless They're On The Same Person" -Andy Sipowicz)
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