Skip to comments.Kerry Makes His Military, Medical File Available (O'Neil says it is Incomplete! GO O'Neil GO!!)
Posted on 06/08/2005 7:32:28 AM PDT by areafiftyone
WASHINGTON All through last year's presidential race, Vietnam-era critics of Sen. John F. Kerry (D-Mass.) charged that he was trying to hide something by refusing to authorize the public release of his entire military and medical file.
On Tuesday, Kerry provided access to his complete records. The long-awaited documents contained no bombshells, and his enemies still were not satisfied.
The 180-page sheaf of medal commendations, officer's fitness reports and medical entries released under federal guidelines by Kerry's Senate office provided a few new nuggets of information about his 1968 to 1969 stint as a Swift boat commander during the Vietnam War.
There was one page from a January 1969 officer evaluation that appeared to back Kerry's claims that he had been well-rated by his superiors. During the heat of the 2004 campaign, some members of a group of anti-Kerry Navy veterans suggested that the then-missing document might provide a damning assessment of his wartime role.
Kerry said in a statement Tuesday that he had provided "unprecedented access" to his military and medical records during the campaign "and now months after it ended." In releasing the file, he said, "the facts speak for themselves and as these records prove, once again the right wing is wrong."
But Kerry's reluctance to provide easy access to records that buttressed his war resume remains one of the more puzzling aspects of his campaign strategy.
Pollsters and political scientists who have studied the race said that Kerry might have left himself vulnerable by reacting too slowly to criticism by pro-Bush veterans and their insistent calls for public access to all of his records. Kerry's move to release the file now, observers said, could inoculate him from similar pressure if he decided to run again in 2008.
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Did anyone think for a second that Kerry would release his full file?
John Fraud Kerry once again being supported by the MSM...
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Annie is priceless. Thank you!
Apparently the LA Times thinks so.
Kerry's Dept of Sanitization hsd been working at full capacity!!
So now the fact Bush's academic records proves he is smarter than Kerry the long awaited documents contain no bombshells? ROTFL!! Kerry is a dunce and we, his enemies, are very, very, very satisfied because we knew Kerry was a dummy before they didn't know.
Reporting for doody!"
Not all of the Swifties were pro-Bush. In fact I believe Paul O'Neil said he was a Democrat. The Swifties said all along this was not about supporting President Bush but to bring Kerry's true military service history out in the open.
O'Neill said he would have voted for John Edwards [shudder].
This does nothing to address whether the information was either received by Kerry or if he in fact released what was sent him. This is typical left wing parsing.
EWWWWWWWWWWWWW! That is one Ugly guy!
....Did anyone think for a second that Kerry would release his full file?
"Sandy Burgler, can we take a look in your undershorts???"
Is the DD214 available for review? That's really the most critical document.
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