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Location: South Jersey, United States

Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Apologize? I think not.

John Kerry's military records have just been released and guess what they show?

The records, which the Navy Personnel Command provided to the Globe,
are mostly a duplication of what Kerry released during his 2004 campaign for
president, including numerous commendations from commanding officers who later criticized Kerry's Vietnam service ..."Many of the records
contain praise for Kerry's service. For example, the documents quote Kerry's
former commanding officers as saying he is ''one of the finest young officers
with whom I have served;" is ''the acknowledged leader of his peer group;" and
is ''highly recommended for promotion."

Reaction starting from here and here.

I wonder if the Republicans/conservatives will apologize for calling into question Kerry's service. I won't hold my breath. It bears repeating that all the bitching and moaning about supporting the troops from people like Hannity and O'Reilly is total bullshit. Support the troops! Well, unless they disagree with the war, then...ya know, don't.
I will be checking right wing blogs for one mention of this story.


As the Bull Moose predicted, some Conservatives are covering the 'real' story released in the same issue of the Globe. Typical. Get ready for some more smear and slime of our troops by those who purport to support them.


Blogger Horatio said...

Good post. How much do you want to bet that not releasing the documents was at the advice of one Bob Shrum.

11:43 AM  
Blogger Katinula said...

No doubt. I see the moral high ground Kerry is on in not participating in the fray, but I would say that that decision cost him many many votes and was not smart. You can't keep the moral high ground and expect to win elections these days...especially if your opponent loves to play in the mud.

12:11 PM  

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