Saturday, May 27, 2006

The Delusions of John Kerry

It's not that John is bitter about losing, but it does seem that he can't let his own delusions subside. Also, the New York Times is happy to defend Kerry's indefensible statements about his service in Vietnam.

If you don't know (and you may not) John Kerry said a lot about his military service during the run up to the election. He made a number of claims over and over - that the US military authorized by Nixon sent him illegally over the border into Cambodia over Christmas (even though Nixon wasn't president yet) and that he received three triumphant injuries in the line of duty. John refused to release his military records during the election, and finally did so in April of 2004. Although we thought he was hiding his military records, he was actually covering up his transcripts from Yale, which showed that he actually did worse in school than George Bush.

The Times is happy to toss out this whopper about the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth:

Naval records and accounts from other sailors contradicted almost every claim they made, and some members of the group who had earlier praised Mr. Kerry's heroism contradicted themselves.

In fact, John Kerry's delusions about Cambodia have been rebuffed over and over again, including in a number of his own interviews. Also, it's widely known that John's last purple heart that sent him home from Vietnam was actually the result of being hit by a piece of shrapnel from his own RPG that struck the river bank near his boat. His injury was treated by a medic with a band-aid, and the injury sent him home. Neither of these Kerry delusions have ever been effectively refuted, and the Times is straight up lying printing garbage like that.

2 comments:

Falconbob said...

I find it amazing that of all things to attack for Kerry people have chosen his military record.

The man went to Vietnam. Whether he fought in the front lines or he was working as a fucking cook, he was there and he was injured.

People look at Bush as such a strong powerful military leader and the man skipped out on his minimal service.

Attack the man's politics if you want to attack him.

radar said...

If his politics included embellishing on war stories to make himself appear a military hero before he likened American soldiers to Genghis Khan then I am perfectly able and warranted in attacking the fictitious aspects of his military service.