If they're implying that this data dump is the result of Kerry signing his 180, that's bullcrap. When dealing with the NMPC, which keeps all military records, you're normally talking months to process any request. And we're supposed to believe they turned this one around in about two weeks?
Kerry's scamming us yet again, and the Globe probably knows this is a scam, but figures that yet again they can pull one off on us dumb sheep.
"I have been yelling since last year that the Navy does not have Kerry's records, nor does DoD."
"The Navy has always been Kerry's hide-out. The Navy is covered by the Privacy Laws. You're a lawyer, right? The SF 180 is generically addressed to the National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis. These records are 30 to 40 years old. They are history! They do not stay at Navy Personnel Command forever."
"It seems to me that all of Kerry's tortured rhetoric on this subject attests to the fact that he was having his records vetted, in spite of the public claim to openness. How to accomplish this? Tell the NPRC, on the SF 180, that the designated recipient of the records is to be a federal Agency (subject to the Privacy Laws) - the Navy!"
"Then, Kerry or his people get to vet the records at the Navy's offices, allow release of what they want by another required waiver separate from the SF 180, withhold what they don't want out there, and the Navy cannot comment on the process, their holdings - or their withholdings!" more.......
Be sure to read the whole thing, very interesting.