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Tuesday, August 10, 2004

Christmas in Cambodia, 1968

So, here is what John Kerry said last year about Cambodia.
A fawning, at times saccharine piece, the best part is at the end.

By Laura Blumenfeld

Washington Post Staff Writer
Sunday, June 1, 2003; Page A01

And who is he, really?

A close associate hints: There's a secret compartment in Kerry's briefcase. He carries the black attaché everywhere. Asked about it on several occasions, Kerry brushed it aside. Finally, trapped in an interview, he exhaled and clicked open his case.

"Who told you?" he demanded as he reached inside. "My friends don't know about this."

The hat was a little mildewy. The green camouflage was fading, the seams fraying.

"My good luck hat," Kerry said, happy to see it. "Given to me by a CIA guy as we went in for a special mission in Cambodia."

Kerry put on the hat, pulling the brim over his forehead. His blue button-down shirt and tie clashed with the camouflage. He pointed his finger and raised his thumb, creating an imaginary gun. He looked silly, yet suddenly his campaign message was clear: Citizen-soldier. Linking patriotism to public service. It wasn't complex after all; it was Kerry.

He smiled and aimed his finger: "Pow."

Here's the thing:
It appears more and more likely that John Kerry was never in Cambodia. The blogosphere is all over this story, even though the mainstream media has yet to touch it. NoOil For Pacifists give a great summary of the story.
The only place it has been mentioned so far is Fox News here.

One more thing.
Does he still have the hat? And is it still mildewy? Blech!

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