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Headlines Lawsuit Uncovers New Bush Guard Records

voiceofreason

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WASHINGTON - Months after insisting it could find no more records of President Bush's Air National Guard service, the Defense Department has released more than two dozen pages of files, including Bush's report card for flight training and dates of his flights.

The records, released under pressure of a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit by The Associated Press, show Bush ranked in the middle of his 1969 flight training class and flew 336 hours for the Texas Air National Guard, mostly in the F-102A fighter.

The Pentagon and Bush's campaign have claimed for months that all records detailing his fighter pilot career have been made public, but defense officials acknowledged Tuesday they had found two dozen new records detailing his training and flight logs after the AP sued and submitted new requests under the public records law.

"Previous requests from other requesters for President Bush's Individual Flight Records did not lead to the discovery of these records because at the time President Bush left the service, flight records were subject to retention for only 24 months and we understood that neither the Air Force nor the Texas Air National Guard retained such records thereafter," the Pentagon told the AP.

"Out of an abundance of caution," the government "searched a file that had been preserved in spite of this policy" and found the Bush records, the letter said. "The Department of Defense regrets this oversight during the previous search efforts."
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The boys in Records Falsification must be workin' overtime....
 

DanGeo23

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why doesn't the AP sue for JK's records to be made public..
 

voiceofreason

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DanGeo23 said:
why doesn't the AP sue for JK's records to be made public..
Probably because Kerry served his country honorably, and everyone knows it, while Bush shirked his responsibilities, and had his friends and family cover it up for him. Just my guess.
 

MaxPower

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voiceofreason said:
Probably because Kerry served his country honorably, and everyone knows it, while Bush shirked his responsibilities, and had his friends and family cover it up for him. Just my guess.
Some people need it spelled out. (But don't let Bush try and spell it). You see, People don't question the guy who was shot in battle. But they do tend to question the town drunk/former coke addict who ran to the shelter of the Texas air national guard, and never served in combat.