Tuesday, June 07, 2005

The Kerry Form-180...Anticlimax?

After stating that he refused to sign the Form 180 for so long because, "the call for me to sign a 180 form came from the same partisan operatives who were lying about my record on a daily basis on the Web and in the right-wing media," Kerry has finally released his info to the Boston Globe today. He didn't mention the fact that the "partisan operatives" were simply demanding that a candidate for President keep his word.

Although the documents are not reprinted on the Globe's website, this about sums it up: "The lack of any substantive new material about Kerry's military career in the documents raises the question of why Kerry refused for so long to waive privacy restrictions....By signing Form 180 now, Kerry may hope to achieve several goals: settle the question of whether there is an explosive document in the file; put pressure on critics to release their military records; and try to put to rest an issue that dogged his 2004 campaign and would probably come up again if he seeks the presidency in 2008."

I'd just like to point out that the issue would never have come up in the first place if he hadn't made his whole campaign about his heroic service in Vietnam and then refused to provide the details of said service. I, for one, am happy to put it to rest, with or without a smoking gun...

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