A Spotless Service Record?

Is That Because You Never Did Serve?

With all the sliming and sleuthing going on over whether John Kerry is a war hero for real or whether George Bush went AWOL from the

National Guard, veterans' groups are setting up websites to help people know the real thing from a phony or "wannabe." Among the toughest sites is the one for Navy SEALs: "If you want to know if someone was or was not a SEAL, you can have an answer within days of your inquiry" by checking them out at authentiseal.org, where you can figure out who's for real if you can provide a full name, age, general description, and brief summary of the person's claims. The site gives you a few tips on how to spot a phony SEAL—if he talks about his medals but can't remember the name of his swim buddy, be suspicious.


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Mondo Washington this week:

  • Drug Through the Mud A Way Station For Dope, Haiti Again Gets The Wrong Kind Of Interference
  • A Spotless Service Record? Is That Because You Never Did Serve?
  • How The Nervous Brits Sweated the 'LEGAL' Status of Iraq Invasion
  • Colin Powell's Acute Sense of Hearing Picks Up Plea for Help
  • Say What?
  • Additional reporting: Alicia Ng and Ashley Glacel

     
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