Friday, July 23, 2004

They're Baaack!
(Bush National Guard Records)

Al Martin: Bush National Guard Records ‘Rediscovered’

President Bush’s National Guard Records for the period July through September of 1972, when Bush was working as a campaign volunteer in Alabama, which previously had been reported ‘accidentally’ destroyed, have turned up at the Pentagon.

The records appear to show gaps in the President’s payroll record during the period he claimed to have been in attendance by the Guard.

The records show that he was in attendance for only three days in February 1972, and was absent during May, June, July, August, September and all but two days of October of that same year.

He was also absent all of February and March of 1973.

They do not, however, lay to rest claims, first put forth by controversial documentarian Michael Moore, that the President was absent without leave (or AWOL) during that period. In fact, they seem to invite more questions as to why they had been reported “accidentally destroyed” earlier this month. LINK

AP: Pentagon Releases Bush's Guard Records

WASHINGTON - The Pentagon on Friday released payroll records from President Bush's 1972 service in the Alabama National Guard, saying its earlier contention the records were destroyed was an "inadvertent oversight."

The records cover July through September of 1972, when Bush was working as a campaign volunteer in Alabama. The future president had been transferred from the Texas Air National Guard to the Alabama unit so he could stay in Alabama.


The Pentagon had said that the payroll records for that time period had been inadvertently destroyed.

In a letter to The Associated Press Friday, Pentagon freedom of information chief C.Y. Talbot said the records couldn't be found earlier because officials were using the wrong index number. LINK

Read the resurrected records...

Just because you get paid
doesn't mean you were there.

I want to see duty rosters, flight logs, medical exams, and quarterly evaluations!

Paying a man who clearly

wasn't there during wartime?



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