Kerry’s military records

Lt. Smash, not generally a Kerry fan, sums up Kerry’s military records:

If you’re a partisan hack looking for a scandal, there’s nothing there. Kerry’s evaluations reflect solid to outstanding performance, even accounting for the grade inflation typical in Navy officer fitreps.

Now that the Republicans have spent several days howling for the release of records that show Kerry acting entirely creditably, perhaps they can now start agitating for the release of the separation codes on 1LT Bush’s DD-214.

Author: Mark Kleiman

Professor of Public Policy at the NYU Marron Institute for Urban Management and editor of the Journal of Drug Policy Analysis. Teaches about the methods of policy analysis about drug abuse control and crime control policy, working out the implications of two principles: that swift and certain sanctions don't have to be severe to be effective, and that well-designed threats usually don't have to be carried out. Books: Drugs and Drug Policy: What Everyone Needs to Know (with Jonathan Caulkins and Angela Hawken) When Brute Force Fails: How to Have Less Crime and Less Punishment (Princeton, 2009; named one of the "books of the year" by The Economist Against Excess: Drug Policy for Results (Basic, 1993) Marijuana: Costs of Abuse, Costs of Control (Greenwood, 1989) UCLA Homepage Curriculum Vitae Contact: Markarkleiman-at-gmail.com