The Sound of the Crowd

Recommended Reading…

Mark A.R. Kleiman on the Killian memos. For those of you playing at home, the Killian memos are the ones upon which CBS based much of their 60 Minutes report about the Bush AWOL issue. Reportedly from Bush’s senior officer at the time he was supposed to be in the Guard, they say he refused an order, and raise other questions about his service.

In a brilliant smokescreen, Bush-loving conservatives have been trying to make the case that a certain typeface in the memos didn’t exist at the time, and so they are forgeries. What’s so brilliant about this is that disproving it requires studying such minutia that only the fierciest of wonks would dare take it on.

However, Kleiman’s got a good rundown of the facts as they appear to be as of yesterday afternoon. He doesn’t say this, however, and it’s worth remembering:

There are handfuls of documentary evidence to suggest that George W. Bush did not serve honorably and in fact did go AWOL. There is virtually none suggesting that is not true.

Meanwhile, there is even more evidence that suggests John Kerry did serve honorably, and was rightfully awarded medals for valor in combat. The case of the swift-boat veterans for “truth” has more holes than a late season of Buffy.

Yet, of the two, which do you think is going to get the most play in the “Liberal Media?”


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