Near the end of a CBS/AP story that does a pretty good job of explaining the memogate debacle there's a bit of complaining about President Bush and the full release of military records.

Meanwhile, a federal judge has ordered the Pentagon to find and make public by next week any unreleased files about Mr. Bush's Vietnam-era Air National Guard service to resolve a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit filed by the Associated Press.

The White House and Defense Department have on several occasions claimed that they had released all the documents only to make additional records available later on.

The only reason a FOIA request can be made for these personnel files is because the President has already waived his privacy rights; personnel files are otherwise exempt from disclosure. I think the public should have full access to the President's military records, and my only question is: when will John Kerry waive his privacy rights and open his full set of military records? Furthermore, the Bushes have opened their financial records as well -- when will the Heinz-Kerrys follow suit? When will the media begin pressuring them to do so?



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