Thursday, September 30, 2004

Is this the 5th? 7th? "complete record release?"

Bush's Reserve Resignation Cited 'Inadequate Time
MIAMI (Reuters) - President Bush, accused by Democrats of shirking his duty in the Texas Air National Guard during the Vietnam War, wrote that he had "inadequate time" to meet future Reserve commitments in his Nov. 1974 letter of resignation released on Wednesday.

The letter was released by the White House on the eve of the first presidential debate, in Miami on Thursday, between Bush and his Democratic challenger, John Kerry, a decorated Vietnam veteran.

In the one-page "Tender of Resignation," Bush hand-wrote the following reason for resigning: "Inadequate time to fullfill (sic) possible future commitments."

The document does not address the controversy over gaps in his service in the Air National Guard in the early 1970s.

Funny that they release these things on "bury the garbage" days, too (Fridays, usually, or in this case the day before the debate.) I'm sure the Pentagon just happens to find these things on days when the news will overshadow them.

"Inadequate time" to serve his country. (Reminds me of Cheney saying he had "other priorities" during Vietnam.)

What a crowd of rejects.

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