Since 1994, reporters have asked scores of questions
about George W. Bush’s Air National Guard service and following the release of
records yesterday we’re told that “questions remain.” John Kerry has yet to
be asked whether he regrets slandering his “band of brothers” by accusing them
of war crimes. The Senator’s vulnerability on this score is clear from the
preemptive tactic his campaign has now deployed. To the standard litany of
Kerry’s war service and decorations, his spokeswoman has taken to adding, “and he
praised the noble service of his fellow servicemen and women.” Not.