Last Sunday, Sen. John Kerry (D.-Mass.) told NBC’s Tim Russert that he would release all of his military records to clear up controversy over his Purple Heart medals, as President Bush did to clear up controversy over his National Guard service.
“People can come and see them at headquarters and take a look at them,” said Kerry. But when a Boston Globe reporter showed up at Kerry campaign headquarters, he was refused access to them. Later, the campaign backtracked, and most — but not all — of Kerry’s records were due to hit the Internet by the end of last week. According to the Associated Press, the campaign is withholding a document relating the wound for which Kerry won the first of his three Purple Hearts.