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Friday, September 10, 2004
 
I know nothing of fonts...

but if the Killian Memos that paint George W Bush as less than deserving of his honorable discharge are such obvious forgeries that they can be shredded within a few days, who had the motive to pass them through TANG and GOP channels to CBS?

Karl Rove, that's who.

Who knows? They might be real. They might be fake. But two things make me really, truly suspicious.

1) According to the WaPo:
A senior CBS official, who asked not to be named because CBS managers did not want to go beyond their official statement, named one of the network's sources as retired Maj. Gen. Bobby W. Hodges, the immediate superior of the documents' alleged author, Lt. Col. Jerry B. Killian. He said a CBS reporter read the documents to Hodges over the phone and Hodges replied that "these are the things that Killian had expressed to me at the time."
...
The official said the network regarded Hodges's comments as "the trump card" on the question of authenticity, as he is a Republican who acknowledged that he did not want to hurt Bush. Hodges, who declined to grant an on-camera interview to CBS, did not respond to messages left on his home answering machine in Texas.


2) Why in the hell would the Whitehouse be sending out copies of these memos if they are not putting the ball on a tee in order to knock it off?

(and what about the possibility that one or two of the memos are real, but forgeries have been added to debunk all of them?)

Very odd.

Until CBS reveals all of its sources, the speculation will not go away.
 
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