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Campaign '92 / Democrats / Clinton / Vietnam War #139504

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 12, 1992
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(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(Manchester, New Hampshire: Jim Wooten) Claim by Democratic presidential candidate Governor Bill Clinton that the Republicans are to blame for leaking stories about his past examined; details given of 1969 letter in which he opposes the Vietnam war. [CLINTON - says President Bush will do anything to win.] Clinton Jones, former second-in-command at University of Arkansas, when Clinton entered and left the Reserve Officers' Training Corps, said source of letter. [JONES - says Clinton did not honor his contract.] [Former Reserve Officers' Training Corps secretary Barbara HOWSHAM - comments on letter.] Impact of Clinton's attitude toward the Vietnam war on his candidacy assessed.

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Report introduced.

(New York: Jeff Greenfield) Question raised as to why Clinton's war views are an issue. [Senator Tom HARKIN - comments on stories about Clinton.] Harkin's own war record mentioned. [Senator Bob KERREY - talks about Clinton's story.] Handling by media and Democrats of the campaign '88 story of Vice President Dan Quayle's war record recalled. [In past, QUAYLE - comments.]

(Studio: Peter Jennings) Clinton's appearance on "Nightline" tonight noted.

Greenfield, Jeff;
Jennings, Peter;
Wooten, Jim

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