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Quick notes on the Killian-memo brouhaha

20 September 2004

(For those of you who have been spending too much time engrossed in real life over the past two weeks: a couple of weeks ago, 60 Minutes released memos that were purportedly written by Lt. Col. Jerry Killian, Dubya’s commanding officer when he was in the Texas Air National Guard. If they were genuine, the memos would have proven that Bush disobeyed a direct order to attend a flight physical, and they also would have documented that friends of the Bush family were pressuring Killian to give Bush a non-negative performance review. Various members of the 101st101st Keyboard Brigade, not to mention rival news organizations, suspected that the documents were not genuine, and CBS is now calling their broadcast a “mistake.”)