More Bush National Guard Records Emerge

More Bush National Guard records emerge

More records from President Bush's National Guard days have been discovered by the Pentagon. Reacting to a Freedom of Information request from The Associated Press, the Pentagon says it searched a file that had been preserved despite a policy that should have destroyed it years ago.

The records show Bush ranked in the middle of his flight class, skipped a medical exam in August 1972, and wasn't prepared for a readiness drill that October. The records are consistent with Bush's statement that he was working on a Senate campaign in Alabama.

The White House says the records "confirm that the president served honorably in the National Guard." A Democratic spokesman says they show Bush wasn't there "when his nation asked him to be on call against possible surprise attacks."