Called to Serve Again

John Hinderaker at Power Line has some very worthwhile thoughts on the Swift Boat Vets situation:

... It is not enough to say that the Vets' evidence shows Kerry to be a liar. That is an understatement. In my opinion, they show Kerry to be a sick, deeply delusional man whose tenuous connection to reality could make a Kerry presidency an unacceptable danger to our country.

One of the Swift Boat Vets has said that he and his colleagues--who represent nearly all of the surviving veterans who served with Kerry in Vietnam--feel that they have been called to serve their country a second time. ...

The post also explores another lie Kerry has told repeatedly over the years, that he was in Cambodia on Christmas of 1968 while "President Nixon" was reassuring the folks at home that there were no American troops in Cambodia. As documented in the post, the Swift Boat Vets have offered solid proof that Kerry was at least 50 miles from the Cambodian border on the day in question, and spent no time in Cambodia at any time during his abbreviated Vietnam tour. As also noted, President Nixon's first inauguration took place in January of 1969.

So, not only has John Kerry proven himself dishonest and delusional, apparently he's not even smart enough to tell a plausible lie. Let's all vote for him anyway; I mean, Bush has that silly Texas accent and all that.

[A clarification for the younger crowd: Nixon did send American troops into Cambodia, in 1970. That led to major unrest on nearly every college campus in the country. The "Kent State Massacre" started out as a violent protest against the Cambodian incursion. (No, I am not glad those Guardsmen panicked and opened fire.) That unrest was one of a the two major reasons I enlisted that spring.]


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