Friday, February 13, 2004

Update: ALL Means SOME

CNN has more information regarding the release of George W. Bush's military records:

There are still some gaps in the information, especially regarding his service between May 1972 to May 1973, after Bush asked for a transfer from Texas to Alabama so he could work on the Senate campaign of family friend Winton Blount.


Reporters were also allowed to review Bush's medical records from 1968 to 1971 but not to remove them from the Roosevelt Room.

How many times have I heard something akin to "The record will exonerate [x]--but we won't release it." And how many times has "the record" EVER exonerated [x]?

Something tells me there's a piece of the puzzle that NO ONE in the Bush Administration wants to see the light of day. There's not always fire where there's smoke, but it would be a foolish firefighter who ignored its presence. As for this being a "thirty-year old" issue: as I've posted below, IT ISN'T, not when you take into consideration things like Bush's biography (I read somewhere that Karen Hughes is the actual author, hence no "auto" prefix), or his militaristic policies. Hell, if it WAS a thirty-year old issue, why WOULDN'T Bush just publish it all and get it over with?

My guess is it has something to do with drugs. This would be of utmost embarrassment to Bush, who has, to date, made only oblique references to using anything other than alcohol. Funny--I recall Pat Screen, former Mayor of Baton Rouge, very publically admitting to alcohol problems not long after his initial election. Screen was found dead in 1994 in a seedy New Orleans motel, apparently victim of a drug overdose.

This story won't die, and shouldn't die, until ALL the facts come out.

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