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I’m waiting for the "Big Whine" from the right wing pundits against the supposed "same attacks" levied at President Bush’s service record. T

I’m waiting for the "Big Whine" from the right wing pundits against the supposed "same attacks" levied at President Bush’s service record. The 60 minutes segment was well researched and offered new information about Mr Bush and his National guard service that included memo’s that were never released before. This memo from talkingpoints.com says what I had been feeling about the difference between this report and the Swifties.-JA

When the media works for you:

of commentary from Kevin Drum that shouldn't get lost in the mix ...

This story is a perfect demonstration of the difference between the Swift Boat controversy and the National Guard controversy. Both are tales from long ago and both are related to Vietnam, but the documentary evidence in the two cases is like night and day. In the Swift Boat case, practically every new piece of documentary evidence indicates that Kerry's accusers are lying. Conversely, in the National Guard case, practically every new piece of documentary evidence provides additional confirmation that the charges against Bush are true.

That really is the heart of the matter. But in telling fashion it's a distinction many miss.

-- Josh Marshall

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