April 22, 2004

Terry McAuliffe: "Simply put, Kerry has a proud record of sacrifice and service whereas Bush has a record of cashed-in connections and evasion."

700 + US soldiers have died in the incredible
shrinking _resident's foolish military adventure in
Iraq. The release of the incredible shrinking
_resident's National Guard service file leaves many
more questions unanswered. And yet, the incredible
shrinking _resident's operatives are attacking Sen.
John F. Kerry's highly distinguished and decorated
record of heroism in combat...Well, where is Sen. John
McCain (R-Arizona)? Will he speak out? He must rise on
the floor of the US Senate to denounce these disgraceful
attacks, just as JFK has repeatedly condemned the
attacks made not only on former Sen. Max Cleland
(D-GA), but also on McCain himself in 2000..

Terry McAuliffe, DNC Chairman: "...we welcome any
opportunity to contrast Kerry's distinguished record
of service as a Naval officer who faced combat and was
wounded in Vietnam to Bush using his family
connections to get placed in the Texas Air National
Guard, requesting to not be sent overseas and then not
even bothering to show up for duty or even fulfilling
his required length of service. Simply put, Kerry has a proud record of sacrifice and service whereas Bush has a record of cashed-in connections and evasion."

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http://www.democrats.org/news/200404210001.html

Apr 21, 2004

Statement by DNC Chairman Terry McAuliffe on GOP
Attacks on Kerry's Military Service
Washington, DC In response to numerous Republican
surrogates attacking John Kerry's military record, the
Chairman of the Democratic National Committee (DNC)
today issued the following statement, contrasting
Kerry's proud record of sacrifice and service to
George W. Bush's own record of "evasion and cashed-in
connections." In addition, the DNC research department
released a side-by-side comparison of Kerry and Bush's
military service.

"Since Bush himself is in no position to criticize
John Kerry on his military service, he has opted
instead to let others do his dirty work for him. But
whether he's making this charge himself or relying on
surrogates, we welcome any opportunity to contrast
Kerry's distinguished record of service as a Naval
officer who faced combat and was wounded in Vietnam to
Bush using his family connections to get placed in the
Texas Air National Guard, requesting to not be sent
overseas and then not even bothering to show up for
duty or even fulfilling his required length of
service. Simply put, Kerry has a proud record of
sacrifice and service whereas Bush has a record of
cashed-in connections and evasion."

Posted by richard at April 22, 2004 02:43 PM