Honest people are beginning to "get it". Nat Hentoff writes in his most recent column:
Although Kerry campaign officials insist they have published Kerry's full military records on their Web site (with the exception of medical records shown briefly to reporters earlier this year), they have not permitted independent access to his original Navy records." On tumultuous cable talk shows, Kerry defenders repeatedly maintained that all of Mr. Kerry's Vietnam records are on his Web site. But, writes Mr. Dobbs:
"A Freedom of Information Act request by The Post for Kerry's records produced six pages of information. A spokesman for the Navy Personnel Command, Mike McClellan, said he was not authorized to release the full file, which consists of at least 100 pages."
What is in these 100-plus pages? Since the centerpiece of Mr. Kerry's presidential campaign is not his 20-year Senate career, but what he did in Vietnam, including his medals, aren't voters entitled to look at the entire record? If not, why?
This is the essential question. What is Senator Kerry hiding? There must be a reason why he has so vociferously resisted releasing these records through the years. There must be a reason why every time the issue comes up, Kerry attacks his questioners. Release ALL the records, Mr. Kerry and this will all go away if you have been telling us the truth. Go in front of reporters and answer questions about your Vietnam record, Mr. Kerry. It has been one month, 5 days and counting since you had the nerve to face them.
Of course, if you are too scared to answer questions and insist that everyone who questions your military service is "smearing you"; if you haven't been telling us the truth and have been hiding behind the hope that your lies and distortion could never come to light---then you are definitely "French Toast".