Kerry Finally Begins To Fight Back Against The Bush Military Record Smears - Challenges Bush To Release All His Guard Records
Thank God Kerry is finally fighting back against the military record smears. As if the campaign read the Left Coaster, wherein we recommended just last week that the appropriate response to the smears was to release his records and then immediately attack Bush for breaking his commitment to release his National Guard records, Kerry made just such an attack today.
John Kerry, a decorated Navy veteran criticized by Republicans for his anti-war activities during the Vietnam era, lashed out at President Bush on Monday for failing to prove whether he fulfilled his commitment to the National Guard during the same period.
"This comes from a president who can't even show or prove that he showed up for duty in the National Guard," Kerry said Monday during an interview on ABC's "Good Morning America." "And I'm not going to stand for it."
Yet the GOP is manufacturing another issue over whose medals and how many Kerry threw over the fence at the White House in 1971. Karen Hughes, of all people, launched the most recent assault by claiming that Kerry didnít actually throw back his own medals.
Rather than get dragged into this misdirection attempt again, Senator, your response should simply be ďand exactly how many medals of any type did George W. Bush get from combat, Ms. Hughes?Ē