[quote][b]BY THOMAS LIPSCOMB - Special to the Sun
October 13, 2004
An official Navy document on Senator Kerry's campaign Web site listed as Mr. Kerry's "Honorable Discharge from the Reserves" opens a door on a well kept secret about his military service.
The document is a form cover letter in the name of the Carter administration's secretary of the Navy, W. Graham Claytor. It describes Mr. Kerry's discharge as being subsequent to the review of "a board of officers." This in it self is unusual. There is nothing about an ordinary honorable discharge action in the Navy that requires a review by a board of officers.
According to the secretary of the Navy's document, the "authority of reference" this board was using in considering Mr. Kerry's record was "Title 10, U.S. Code Section 1162 and 1163. "This section refers to the grounds for involuntary separation from the service. What was being reviewed, then, was Mr. Kerry's involuntary separation from the service. And it couldn't have been an honorable discharge, or there would have been no point in any review at all. The review was likely held to improve Mr. Kerry's status of discharge from a less than honorable discharge to an honorable discharge.[/b][/quote]
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It's probably nothing. In fact, if Nixon put Kerry on some enemies list to eff with him, some might view it as a badge of honor. BUT-KERRY REFUSES TO AUTHORIZE THE RELEASE OF HIS ENTIRE NAVY RECORD-WHY? It makes no sense. If he had released in a year ago, it's a nonstory. Somebody who knows will tell the tale rather than Kerry, and that won't be good for him. When Bush's DWI conviction came out(released by Fox, by the way) the weekend before the election in 2000, it cost him.
Can you say"double standard"? Typical MSM-demand Bush release everything, give Kerry a pass on this and his tax forms.