Thursday, July 08, 2004

You're Not Going to Believe This
A news organization (AP) finally gets off their ass and decides to make a concerted effort to get the Deserter's military lack of service records, and guess what? They're not there.
HOUSTON, July 8 - Military records that could help establish President Bush's whereabouts during his disputed service in the Texas Air National Guard more than 30 years ago have been inadvertently destroyed, according to the Pentagon.

It said the payroll records of "numerous service members," including former First Lt. Bush, had been ruined in 1996 and 1997 by the Defense Finance and Accounting Service during a project to salvage deteriorating microfilm. No back-up paper copies could be found, it added in notices dated June 25.

The destroyed records cover three months of a period in 1972 and 1973 when Mr. Bush's claims of service in Alabama are in question.

On June 22, The Associated Press filed suit in federal court in New York against the Pentagon and the Air Force to gain access to all the president's military records.

The lost payroll records stored in Denver might have answered some questions about whether he fulfilled his legal commitment, critics who have written about the subject said in interviews.

'Those are records we've all been interested in,' said James Moore, author of a recent book, 'Bush's War for Re-election,' which takes a critical view of Mr. Bush's service record. 'I think it's curious that the microfiche could resolve what days Mr. Bush worked and what days he was paid, and suddenly that is gone.'

But Mr. Moore said the president could still authorize the release of other withheld records that would shed light on his service record.[Nitpicker emphasis]
Well, isn't that just hmmm ... convenient. Unf***ing believable. Gee and such a precise timeframe for the record loss - is anybody going to buy this? You would have thought that this might have come to light before now wouldn't you? Makes you wish you had invested in the beach front property in Arizona.


Blogger Nitpicker said...

Wouldn't records from the IRS during the time show how much money he made from the Guard as an employer? Then simple division would at least tell us how many drill periods he performed.

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