Saturday, September 11, 2004

Colonel Vapor (Rathergate)

Via, the Dallas Morning News is reporting that the colonel who pressured Bush's superior to "sugar-coat" the record wasn't even in the Guard when the memo was made by Killian:
The man named in a disputed memo as exerting pressure to "sugar coat" President Bush's military record left the Texas Air National Guard a year and a half before the memo was supposedly written, his own service record shows.

An order obtained by The Dallas Morning News shows that Col. Walter "Buck" Staudt was honorably discharged on March 1, 1972. CBS News reported this week that a memo in which Staudt was described as interfering with officers' negative evaluations of Bush's service, was dated Aug. 18, 1973.

CBS and Dan Rather stand by their story. This is really starting to unravel.

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