"Kerry, whose hearing was damaged by gun blasts in Vietnam"
Will they NEVER STOP?!?!?
Yo, John Kerry, go back to Vietnam, and stay there!
"Faced with the revelation that almost all the prewar arguments for invading Iraq were wrong -- the existence of weapons of mass destruction, close links to Al Qaeda"
Journalistic fraud. Opinion stated as if it were fact. Journalist to be terminated, Editor sent back to retake Journalism 101.
"Worried advisers briefly considered issuing a clarification, but feared it might further feed Republican efforts to portray Kerry as a "flip-flopper...""
...so instead, jfk decides not to honestly address the American people and tell them what he would do in time of war were he Commander-in-Chief. And the DNC wonders why their man lost. These lefties just keep giving and giving...
Sort of the John Kerry/campaign2004 obituary written by his local Boston Globe hallelujah chorus. A long piece to be sure.
"We came here not to bury Kerry but to praise him"
"enabled the GOP to portray him as weak and inconsistent."
ENABLED? Nice try. Back to spinning class. The words they avoided to honestly complete this sentence include "allowed" or "demanded" or "accurately"...
Why the obsession with who did you say?. We're done with him. Move along people.
Well I've heard some lame excuses, but this tops the list. Kerry lost people, get over it...
"Oh the pollen. the pollen"
Say as Kurtz in Apocalypse Now
"explaining that Kerry was concerned about the impact on troops in the field..." = "Kerry's 2003 vote against the $87 billion to fund US troops in Iraq was likewise cast in the context of a presidential race..." ???
I love these guys. Give them a shovel and they won't quit digging until their grave is done...
Ummmmmmm . . . Elizabeth Edwards is photogenic? That's news to me.
"The room was decorated with Parisian watercolors of ostriches and kittens..."
This is important... I don't know why, but it is...
Its a long read, but worth it.
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"The first was John O'Neill, a Nixon White House ally who had famously debated Kerry over the Vietnam War on "The Dick Cavett Show" in 1971. The second was Roy Hoffmann, one of Kerry's former commanding officers..."
"Rear admiral Roy F. Hoffmann...The Admiral received the Purple Heart Medal for wounds he received during that enemy action...RADM Hoffmann was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal for exceptionally meritorious service against the Viet Cong enemy, the Silver Star Medal and three Bronze Star Medals for conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action while Commander Task Force 115... RADM Hoffmann was awarded a Gold Star in lieu of the second Meritorious Service Medal... In addition to the personal decorations referred to about, RADM Hoffmann wears the Legion of Merit with gold star in lieu of second award, Navy Commendation Medal, Presidential Unit Citation and Vietnamese Navy Distinguished Service Order Second Class Medal. His Campaign and Service medals are: American Campaign, China Service, Navy Occupation (Japan), World War II Victory, National Defense with one star, Korean Service with seven stars, Korean Presidential Unit Citation, United Nations, Vietnam Service with four stars, Vietnam Campaign, and Navy Expeditionary (Cuba)..."
"John O'Neill served as a Swift boat commander in Vietnam during 1969 and 1970...Mr. O'Neill was graduated from the United States Naval Academy with honors in 1967..."
"the group (SVBT) ate barbecue and Tex-Mex"...sounds ominous... somehow sinister...
"to the many veterans still enraged over his 1971 assertions that fellow soldiers participated in mutilations, gang rapes, and the burning of villages...confessed that his accusations had been "a little bit over the top.""
Descriptions of mutilations, gang rapes and burning villages (pretty much brigandige) is a little over the top. Okay. Yet, the frat hazings at Abu Gharib were "atrocities"? This Leftist mindset is confusing...
"He is also adept at keeping secrets..."
Refusal to sign the form 180 to clarify his record was many things: duplicitous, dishonest, craven, cowardly. "Adept" he was not...