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  •  Well (18+ / 0-)

    Rather and his team were also taken in by (another right-wing) fraud. And while the conclusions he made were true, his argument was flawed by the introduction of false evidence which was passed off by him and CBS as real. He was indeed a victim of a scam, though.

    "I'll believe that corporations are people when I see Rick Perry execute one."

    by bink on Tue Dec 10, 2013 at 04:01:04 PM PST

    •  The content of the documents may have been true (4+ / 0-)

      but the documents themselves were fake. The story had been well know from the time GWB first ran for governor of Texas, but no one had the documentary proof. It was Rather's responsibility to vet the documents. In a race for President a last minute document, with a serious allegation, must be original and verifiable without question. It's a high standard and Rather didn't meet it.

      "let's talk about that"

      by VClib on Tue Dec 10, 2013 at 04:56:13 PM PST

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    •  Rather (and CBS) were taken in by GWB & Co (5+ / 0-)

      Who, along with people like Rove and Bartlett knew all along whether they were real or not and refused to share the truth with th American people..
      there's no way Bush doesn't know for sure whether this order is real or not because he knows if he GOT the order or not. If he didn't then he knows this for sure that this is phony. And if he was ordered to take his physical he knows for sure if this was the order.

      Same for this order. George Bush WAS suspended on this day according to other documents and that suspension order is required to be in his records by regulation---AND ITS NOT!!
      Why isn't it?
      George Bush knows for sure whether he was there to receive his suspension order, as required by regulation, and knows for sure if Killian handed him a copy of this. he knows for sure what his suspension order looked like, there's no way he can claim he doesn't---he was required to sign it.

      Absolutely, unequivocally, George W Bush knows whether these are real or not and didn't have to look at them to know.

      These documents purport to be federal military documents yet the entire federal government, with all its crime labs and investigative agencies stood by and pretended to have nothing to do with this.
      Perhaps that because the pay records indicate that GWB continued to get paid pilots pay and was listed as a pilot for another year (55 paid days) after he was suspended from flying.
      Hate to tell y'all (so did Bush) but that's embezzlement. GWB provably embezzled the last year of his salary. collecting pilot's pay for flying after he'd been suspended from flying.

      Think that may be why the feds ran away from looking at this?

      Happy just to be alive

      by exlrrp on Tue Dec 10, 2013 at 06:53:37 PM PST

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      •  GWB did NOT scam his way out of the TXANG (8+ / 0-)

        his corrupt superiors, influenced by his Congressman/GOP Party chief father, did it for him, he could never have done it himself.
        The records show how they did it. When they did it no one EVER would have guessed that a dumbass like GWB would EVER be elected president. When he was they had a lot to cover up. And they did a terrific job----they got everybody arguing abut the fonts and spacing and not about what the words meant.
        Brilliant, Karl, brilliant!

        Happy just to be alive

        by exlrrp on Tue Dec 10, 2013 at 07:01:09 PM PST

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        •  The regulation Bush was suspendded under (1+ / 0-)
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          is right here

          look at para M, under which Bush was suspended. This tells us what the suspension should contain.
          "....will be suspended effective the first day of the month following his birth month...."
          bush was born July 26, August 1st is the mandatory date therefore.
          ".....The local commander WILL direct an investigation as to why the individual failed to accomplish the medical examination...."
          tbis was apparently never done, making Bobby Hodges guilty of dereliction of duty.

          "....Particular care must be taken to insure that the individual recives his flying orders, or knowledge of their content on or before the effective date...."

          "....will be acknowledged by the individual concerned to indicate time and receipt of orders.
          So by this regulation, there should be a suspension order fr GWB in his records, signed by him and his commander----and there's not one.

          Happy just to be alive

          by exlrrp on Wed Dec 11, 2013 at 07:05:57 AM PST

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