09/14/2004: Killian documents, redux...
Echoing what Jeralyn Merritt and I have already said, now comes Timothy Noah of Slate:
Which brings us to a larger point. The documents were entirely consistent with everything that's already been established about President Bush's National Guard wervice. We know strings were pulled on his behalf to get in. We know that, for whatever reason, he wouldn't take a required physical. We know that Bush agitated for a transfer to Alabama, and that for a period of six months there exists no evidence that he ever showed up. None of this makes Bush a bad person-except insofar as he feels free to question, or permits others on his campaign to question, the manhood and patriotism of his opponent, John Kerry. 60 Minutes may have inadvertently framed the president, but in doing so it framed an already guilty man.
Len on 09.14.04 @ 07:49 AM CST