Skip to comments.Kerry "Corrects Record," "Seared" Memory of Christmas in Cambodia Now "Mistaken Recollection"
Posted on 08/11/2004 6:41:38 AM PDT by kristinn
In an interview this morning on Fox and Friends, Kerry spokeman Jeh Johnson backed off of Democrat presidential nominee Senator John Kerry's repeated statements that he had spent Christmas 1968 on a secret mission in Cambodia.
Fox's Brian Kilmead asked Mr. Johnson whether Sen. Kerry would release the action report from January 20, 1969 regarding purported action in Cambodia.
Mr. Johnson said, "I believe you're referring to an incident that happened near Cambodia. Okay, well John Kerry has said on the record that he had a mistaken recollection earlier. He talked about a combat situation on Christmas Eve, 1968, which at one point he said occurred in Cambodia. He has since corrected the record to say it was someplace on a river near Cambodia and he is certain that at some point subsequent to that he was in Cambodia. My recollection, my understanding is he was not certain about that date.
Mr. Kilmead brought up Sen. Kerry's 1986 floor speech in the Senate where he talked about spending Christmas in Cambodia as being "seared---seared" in his memory.
Mr. Johnson replied, "I believe he's corrected the record to say it was someplace near Cambodia, but he is not certain whether it was actually in Cambodia but he is certain that there was some point subsequent to that that he was in Cambodia."
Mr. Johnson also repeated Sen. Kerry's canard that he left Yale in 1966 and turned down all options to further his education by choosing to serve his country. As was (barely) reported in March of this year, Sen. Kerry asked for and was denied a one year deferment to study in Paris.
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Kerry's dad was mistaken when he did not wear a condom.
I think Kerry's campaign for President is SEARED to the bottom of my kitchen garbage can.
"Exploding the myth that brave Kerry said "send me!" to the fight... in his own words!"
Another Kerry myth exploded!
Great report, Kristinn. I guess the SOB is allowed to say and do anything he wants, then his handlers make a lame excuse for him. I'd still like to know how in voted when they discussed assassinating senators in Kansas City.
Meltdown of the Flip Flop man, even further.
The man is "UNFIT FOR COMMAND".
It all depends what the definition of "in" is!
This is B as in B, S as in S.
This is one of the primary tools he used to gain a name for himself and whip up fury amongst the anti-war throngs back in the 70's: That the conflict in Vietnam was being "spread" into nearby Cambodia. That may, in fact, be the case; but his premise was that he was an eyewitness because he was there!
Senator Kerry is every bit as "truth-challenged" as Clinton and Gore were-- he's just not as intelligent. If this man becomes presidency, it's going to make the Clinton legacy look like good in comparison.
"I was mistaken about entering Cambodia in 1968," Kerry said. "It was Hanoi. Yes, it's seared...seared in my memory how I made secret trips into Hanoi to treat Vietnamese children for ricketts and malaria. I can still here their young voices as I walked the Hanoi streets: 'My bac si! My bac si!' "
I can understands this. I, too, once had "mistaken recollections" about having spend Christmas 1968 on a secret mission to Cambodia. Turns out, we actually had Chinese takeout in Barstow...
Truthfulness alert! As JF'nK often does, I am stretching the truth here. I have NOT been to Barstow and did NOT have takeout there. I was 1 year old at the time.
Betting that "near Cambodia" means he was actually in a bordello in Olongapo City
But what about the part where Kerry accused Nixon of sending him into Cambodia?
And what about Senator Kerry's "lucky hat" that he was given while on a secret mission with a CIA guy? IF Kerry was really transporting undercover ops guys into Cambodia, then he was doing it while LBJ was his CIC. Why doesn't Senator Kerry condemn LBJ?
What about the "Spy Mission with the CIA" to Cambodia, LOL!
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"Vince Foster killed himself and then drove to Ft. Marcy Park."
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