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Friday, July 23, 2004

Friday afternoon surprise

Interesting. I wonder what will turn up in these records? Why not wait till Monday to release them?The New York Times > National > Pentagon Releases Bush's 1972 Military Records:
The Pentagon on Friday released newly discovered payroll records from President Bush's 1972 service in the Alabama National Guard, though the records shed no new light on the future president's activities during that summer.

A Pentagon official said the earlier contention that the records were destroyed was an ``inadvertent oversight.''

Like records released earlier by the White House, these computerized payroll records show no indication Bush drilled with the Alabama unit during July, August and September of 1972. Pay records covering all of 1972, released previously, also indicated no guard service for Bush during those three months.

The records do not give any new information about Bush's National Guard training during 1972, when he transferred to the Alabama National Guard unit so he could work on the U.S. Senate campaign of a family friend. The payroll records do not say definitively whether Bush attended training that summer because they are maintained separately from attendance records.

and from the Times cryptology department....

(SUBS grafs 4-5, The records, and 9, Records of, to correct that dispute is over how much time Bush served, sted whether fulfilled commitments, and ADD background)


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