Wednesday, October 13, 2004


Discharge Questions Make the MSM


Captain Ed at the Captain's Quarters is noting how that the NY Sun (subscription, not just registration required) has begun covering the question of Kerry's military discharge.

The Captain says and quotes:
I've received a slew of e-mails from my regular readers on this article, and it looks very interesting indeed:

An official Navy document on Senator Kerry's campaign Web site listed as Mr. Kerry's "Honorable Discharge from the Reserves" opens a door on a well kept secret about his military service.

The document is a form cover letter in the name of the Carter administration's secretary of the Navy, W. Graham Claytor. It describes Mr. Kerry's discharge as being subsequent to the review of "a board of officers." This in it self is unusual. There is nothing about an ordinary honorable discharge action in the Navy that requires a review by a board of officers.

Go and Read the Rest!

Others Blogging Updates:

Backcountry Conservative

Polipundit, who asks an important question:

The bottom line, according to Joel, is that, if Kerry had gotten a less-than-honorable discharge, he would have paid for it in the ’70s.

But then why won’t Kerry sign form 180 and release all his military records? His refusal to do so is only going to fan these flames.

While a dishonorable discharge would be what Kerry deserves, the NY Sun story is most certainly a red herring. The circumstances that the Sun reports describe a pretty normal administrative process of removing people from the rolls of the Inactive Reserve.

Sorry folks, there really is nothing to see here. There are plenty of things to attack Kerry on. This is probably not one of them.
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