What Fresh Hell Is This?

September 9, 2004

The Beginning of the End

It's good to be here. Now there are truly 2 political junkies present.

This is a must read. The only problem is that you'll have to sit through a commercial to read it. Here is first paragraph:
On Feb. 13, as controversy swirled around President Bush's service in the Texas Air National Guard during the Vietnam War, the White House released more than 400 pages of documents on the press corps, proving, it claimed, that Bush had served honorably and fulfilled his commitment. The sudden rush of records, often redundant, jumbled and out of chronological order, generally left reporters baffled. From Bush's point of view, the document dump was a political success, as the controversy cooled and the paper trail ran dry.
And now the set up for the piece:
In retrospect, it's doubtful that even White House aides understood all the information embedded in the records, specifically the payroll documents. It's also unlikely they realized how damaging the information could be when read in the proper context. Seven months later, the document dump is coming back to haunt the White House, thanks to researcher Paul Lukasiak, who has spent that time closely examining the paperwork, and more important, analyzing U.S. Statutory Law, Department of Defense regulations, and Air Force policies and procedures of the 1960s and 1970s. As a result, Lukasiak arrived at the overwhelming conclusion that not only did Bush walk away from his final two years of military obligation, coming dangerously close to desertion, but that he attempted to cover up his absenteeism through swindle and fraud.
It's a devastating indictment of the man sitting in the Oval Office. And much of the original information can be found here.

Finally the so-called liberal media (hereafter: "SCLM") is doing its job. A job that should have been done 4 years ago - and maybe even 4 years before that.

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