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Kerry Does a 180 on Form 180

Senator finally agrees, post-election, to release military records

Sunday on “Meet the Press” John Kerry finally agreed to sign the famous Form 180, releasing his full military records. John O’Neill, co-author of Unfit for Command and many other critics of Sen. Kerry’s war record have long called on him to release all records. No details were yet given on when or where Kerry would actually sign the long-sought-after release.

Key excerpt from Sunday’s “Meet the Press”:

MR. RUSSERT: Many people who?¢â??¬â??¢ve been criticizing you have said: Senator, if you would just do one thing and that is sign Form 180, which would allow historians and journalists complete access to all your military records. Thus far, you have gotten the records, released them through your campaign. They say you should not be the filter. Sign Form 180 and let the historians. . .

SEN. KERRY: I?¢â??¬â??¢d be happy to put the records out. We put all the records out that I had been sent by the military. Then at the last moment, they sent some more stuff, which had some things that weren?¢â??¬â??¢t even relevant to the record. So when we get–I?¢â??¬â??¢m going to sit down with them and make sure that they are clear and I am clear as to what is in the record and what isn?¢â??¬â??¢t in the record and we?¢â??¬â??¢ll put it out. I have no problem with that.

MR. RUSSERT: Would you sign Form 180?

SEN. KERRY: But everything, Tim. . .

MR. RUSSERT: Would you sign Form 180?

SEN. KERRY: Yes, I will.

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