Saturday, February 14, 2004

Bush Military Records Prove Nothing

The Bush White House chose 6:30 on a Friday afternoon, leading into an extended weekend, to dump a big wad of paper on the press corps, claiming this was everything, anywhere about George W.'s National Guard service.

Elizabeth Bumiller of the New York Times, however, was not particularly impressed by that big wad of paper: "... the hundreds of pages of National Guard files contain no new evidence and are unlikely to change the basic standoff between Mr. Bush and the Democrats, which is where, when and how often the president showed up for duty from May 1972 to May 1973 .... The only document in the two-inch-thick stack that puts Mr. Bush in Alabama in that period is a document that the White House released on Wednesday, a copy of a dental exam performed at Dannelly Air National Guard base in Montgomery on Jan. 6, 1973."

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