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Posted on 06/07/2006 7:53:33 AM PDT by johnny7
One needn't be a John Kerry-should-have-been-president diehard to support the 2004 Democratic nominee's long-overdue effort to clear his name from vicious attacks on his military service during the Vietnam War. Granted, nearly two years have passed since Kerry's failed bid for the presidency - and more than three decades since U.S. troops fought in Vietnam. But Kerry has every right to defend his meritorious record against the smear campaign waged by the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth.
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I believe the proper term is invent... not reconstruct.
What a load of BS
Just like the "fake but accurate" reconstructed files that brought down Dan Rather.
The circumstances of JFnK's medals are the most disturbing, and the least amenable to "reconstruction" barring mass Arkancides of the retired officers who supposedly awarded them.
" his meritorious record "?
His "meritorious record"? ROFLMAO.
What, his record of lying, cowardice and phony Purple Heart's?
This putrid POS should be in prison for treason.
"Prison for Treason" has a nice ring to it don't ya think?
Had he fought the charges during his campaign he might have done better. People like a fighter.
a) he's a soldier's Soldier
b) everything "seared" in his memory is automatically true
c) he's got a shot in 2008 at revenge on Bush for losing in 2004 (which by the way, is a "great" (not) reason for wanting to lead the country)
d) the Tired Old Media will always protect him with softball questions
e) he's "John Forbes Kerry" and that should good enough for you little taxpaying commoners.
"and has hired a researcher who is reviewing military archives for material that might clarify the incidents in dispute" - depends on whay you mean by "clarify"
"Veterans who served with Kerry are being interviewed in an effort to reconstruct events in detail"
"and physical evidence, including photographs and journals, is being collected and selectively discarded depending on the nature of that physical evidence.
This is getting sickening. All Kerry had to do was release ALL of his records, but despite his promise to do so, we still haven't seen them.
The Swift Boat Vets haven't been proven wrong yet, so I won't consider it a "smear" to tell the truth about someone's record.
Exactly, he seems to have released the records, but only to very friendly "researchers", who work for very friendly branches of the Dinosaur Media, specifically, Boston Globe, AP, and the LA Times.
Funny they didn't mention one specific charge that "were obviously false"..if memory serves..it was kerry who had to acknowledge that he wasn't in Cambodia in Christmas 1968 for mentioning in the past that he knew President Nixon was lying about us not being there..even though Nixon was not President in Christmas 1968..I wish these guys could give us specific charges that were false..just one..please..
IMHO, to put it more accurately: Had he been able to fight the charges...
Since the charges were based on the truth of the situations and his defense could only have been based on outright lies and deception, it never would have worked.
The Dewey Canyon veterans.
A stupid editorial, because: as the above sentence notes, the whole purpose of highlighting Kerry's war-record was to denigrate GWB. So no whining if you get denigrated instead. Kerry stupidly over-played his hand and got burned. His most heinous acts actually occurred back in the U.S. after his tour of duty and were recorded on videotape. The duplicitous traitor those tapes show were and are far more damaging to Kerry than any of the Swift-Boat allegations.
"The whole thing was very fishy."
Dead fishy, stinks to high heaven.
How much credence does the author expect, given he doesn't know the difference between a soldier and a sailor? Given also that he never mentions those instances where Kerry's "seared" memories turn out to be demonstrably false.
However much the author expects, he deserves none and gets none from me.
Why is there any need for an investigation? The author of the column already knows the essential details of Kerry's service, which he already knows to have been heroic; he already knows that the Swift Boat veterans have lied every time they have opened their mouths; etc. Case closed! And furthermore, though he demurs, the author d--n well knows that Kerry SHOULD have been elected president.