Originally Posted by Rohirrim
Here's the one premise that blows all this crap out of the water, and the one, undeniable point (according to Navy records) that nobody seems willing to address, regardless of how Kerry earned his Puple Hearts: Did he command a Swift boat up the rivers of the Mekong Delta? Yes. Did he complete numerous missions? Yes. Did he come under fire numerous times? Yes. Did he personally pull a Special Forces soldier out of the water while under fire? Yes. Did he drive his boat into an enemy ambush, then leap off the boat and kill that enemy combatant? Yes.
Final, double Jeopardy question for $1000 bucks: Did he know in advance where every bullet, and every piece of shrapnel was headed?
If your answer to the last question is no, then you, and these so-called Swift Veterans Against Kerry, are now maligning, and attempting to defame, the reputation of an American hero in order to justify your own political ends.
Wave your flag accordingly.
And yet there are affidavits which are made under oath which say that Kerry's war record is at times false and lies. He could clear it all up by releasing ALL documentation regarding his Viet nam service.
You last statement has no meaning at all. You're defending him to justify your own political ends. Big deal.
Your side attacks Bush for their own political means. Again, so what?
The swift boat vets have their own reasons for trying to set the record straight and have every right to do so. Kerry has every right to trumpet his service. Good for him, he does not have the right to stop others from disputing him or disagreeing with him or his conclusions.
BTW the cambodia episode is gaining legs. Kerry denied it yet when presented with the congressional record showing he personally said he was in cambodia, they had to retreat and are currently figuring out what to say and how to respond.