Friday, July 23, 2004

First there were records...

... then there were no records, then there were...

The amazing disappearing Bush service records make a surprise reappearance!

Best quote: A Pentagon official said the earlier contention that the records were destroyed was an "inadvertent oversight."

This being less culpable than an intentional oversight? However...

Like records released earlier by the White House, the newly released computerized payroll records show no indication Bush drilled with the Alabama unit during July, August and September of 1972.

How then, to explain this from Russert's Feb 7 interview?

Russert: The Boston Globe and the Associated Press have gone through some of the records and said there’s no evidence that you reported to duty in Alabama during the summer and fall of 1972.

President Bush: Yeah, they’re — they're just wrong. There may be no evidence, but I did report; otherwise, I wouldn't have been honorably discharged. In other words, you don't just say "I did something" without there being verification. Military doesn't work that way. I got an honorable discharge, and I did show up in Alabama.

Are the recently rediscovered records wrong? Or is Bush just 'misremembering'?


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