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Sunday, August 15, 2004

Christmas in Cambodia: The Media
An excellent look at the non coverage of John Kerry's lies about his four months in Vietnam.
Why is this important?
Because John Kerry has made his four months on a Swift boat the centerpeice of his campaign.
Four months.
As opposed to 19 years in the Senate, with the most liberal voting record of any Senator.
And they want to call Alan Keyes an extremist?
Bush served.
Or do you not consider the National Guard honorable service?
Think carefully before you answer that.
Especially now.
President Bush released all his military records, effectively slamming the door on the nonstory the Media covered for weeks.
That's why you haven't heard much about it, except for the Michael Moore fringe.
Can the same be said for John Kerry?
He has selectively released his records.
A simple form would have released them all, just like Bush.
He hasn't done that.
Now, let's deal with the main argument:
Those Swift Boat Vets didn't serve on Kerry's Boat. How can they know?
From the Frequently Asked Questions Section of SwiftVets.com

Overall, more than 250 Swift boat veterans are on the record questioning Kerry's fitness to serve as Commander-in-Chief. That list includes his entire chain of command -- every single officer Kerry served under in Vietnam. The Kerry game plan is to ignore all this and pretend that the 13 veterans his campaign jets around the country and puts up in 5-star hotels really represent the truth about his short, controversial combat tour. The Swift boats fought in groups, so the other OICs who fought alongside Kerry know him well and can accurately describe what he did and did not do. In many cases Kerry's fellow OICs had a better perspective than his own crew members, since the latter had no way to determine whether he was following orders and how well he worked with his peers.

These men served with Kerry as his peers.
But, just to put one more hole in Kerry's leaky boat, there's this:

"My name is Steve Gardner. I served in 1966 and 1967 on my first tour of duty in Vietnam on Swift boats, and I did my second tour in '68 and '69, involved with John Kerry in the last 2 1/2 months of my tour. The John Kerry that I know is not the John Kerry that everybody else is portraying. I served alongside him and behind him, five feet away from him in a gun tub, and watched as he made indecisive moves with our boat, put our boats in jeopardy, put our crews in jeopardy... if a man like that can't handle that 6-man crew boat, how can you expect him to be our Commander-in-Chief?" -- Steven Gardner

Good Question at any time.
An excellent question in time of war.

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