Skip to comments.On the mixed-up files of John Kerry
Posted on 06/08/2005 9:28:19 AM PDT by Deetes
Reader John Boyle writes:
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!
The trick is in whom he designated to receive the outflow from NPRC. Read the opening of Kranish's article again:"The records, which the Navy Personnel Command provided to the Globe..."
This is not rocket science, yet no one seems to understand what was done here.
Boyle followed up with the following message:
I want to give you another shot on this, just to be sure you understand. It is crystal clear obvious to me, yet very few people seem to get it...is it how I 'splain it?
The SF 180 is actually a request for "Report of Separation" and all such documents are in the sole custody of the National Personnel Records Center, in St. Louis - not the branch in which the veteran served (in this case the Navy). And the character of Kerry's "separation" (discharge) from the Navy is obviously the document(s) that are hot.
The SF 180 directs the National Personnel Records Center to release records, at the request of the documented veteran, and send them to whomever he designates (usually himself) - period. What is the Navy doing in the middle of this? The Navy must have been the designated recipient, on this specific SF 180 (not the Boston Globe, as Kranish explicitly admits). As a Federal entity, the Navy is then subject to Privacy Laws and any release by them had to be additionally waived by Kerry - or not. He could then easily not waive specific documents for release that he found damaging. What the Boston Globe got was the remainder of whatever the Navy received from NPRC, less what Kerry wished to withhold.
It may be that the Globe is unaware of this game; although I wrote about this at length last week to their reporter Joan Vennochi, who had written that Kerry's 180 was in the pipeline, in order to alert the Globe to what was afoot.
A real shell game.
We have it on good authority that ace reporter Thomas Lipscomb is working the story of the Globe and Kerry's records as well. Until Lipscomb's stories surface, we'll try mull over Boyle's explanations.
UPDATE: Reader John Gershwin has directed us to the succinct explanation posted here, and reader Randy Moss (if that's his real name, I'm pretty sure he's not the former Vikings wide receiver) refers us to the Spectator's "Mission accomplished."
Tin hat time. The records have been released and people need to move on.
Regardless, Kerry has been branded and marked as to what and who he is. We should move on -- and let Kerry just keep proving what he is. Just another classic representative of the corrupt, vile, evil far-left that has infested America.
NO, not tin hat time.
Kerry disallowed the full release fo ALL the records.
History that Kerry admitted to shows that he is a traitor.
Kerry made his military service a point of interest, since he was running on it, and has done everything he could to avoid the issue.
Selectively released. Non-friendly journalist have not been allowed direct, non-filtered, access.
If MSM had any respect for Investigative Journalism, some of the top reporters in the country would be digging for this information right now. But, alas, the days in which everyone talked about "how great Woodward and Bernstein are" are long past ... oh, wait a minue ...
This issue if FAR from being over. When all the unfiltered records get released to all news sources this issue will be over, and we'll then move on. Until then we'll keep maximum pressure on.
As long as my idiotic neighbor keeps her Kerry/Edwards bumper sticker on her car, I have a right to ask for Kerry's records.
Kerry lied to congress;
Kerry lied about his medals;
Kerry consorted with the enemy while still in uniform with no orders to do so;
Jimmy Carter most likely has something to do with the cover up of Kerrys missing records that, or Sandy Berger has them and NO, Iam not moving on as long as this man is in the Senate and saying the mendacious things about President Bush he does...none should move on, Kerry is the poster boy of what is wrong with the Senate. He is trying to effect the same out come for Iraq as he did for Viet Nam. Don't let him do it!
This isn't going to fly. The same people who were on kerry's case before are going to be on it again. The MSM will gladly cover for him, but the blogosphere won't.
The man is a jackass. Vietnam, Vietnam, Vietnam. He's the jerk who kept bringing that up, who kept posing as a war hero, who kept saying that he had released all his records, who kept bitching about President Bush's National Guard Service (which Bush has never boasted about). If kerry hadn't done that, they could have said it was old history.
Sorry, kerry, it won't fly. Where's your discharge record?
No they haven't. Remember, this liar and treasonous traitor is still a lawmaker in this nation. He must be exposed for what he is and thrown out.
"I'm John Kerry, and I'm reporting for Duty!" (Hand salute)
Move on, my royal Irish derriere.
Kerry remains the lying, opportunistic Marxist he always has been.
Read his/her posts since signing up
We need a bumper sticker that says that Kerry's grades have proven to be lower than W's. That should bring a few of them up short if they have any honesty in them.