Great Point On Kerry
Confederate Yankee decided to look into Kerry's new claim
on Cambodia and noticed that Kerry couldn't get there from where he was. Excellent point!
Another thing I noticed in rereading the NY Times article today
:Mr. Kerry's supporters have also frozen frames from his amateur films of his time in Vietnam and have retrieved letters and military citations for other sailors to support his version of how he won the Silver Star — rebutting the Swift boat group's most explosive charge, that he shot an unarmed teenager who was fleeing his fire.
Frozen frames from his amateur films? But it's well established that those films were recreations after the fact
, not film shot in the heat of battle, as reported by the Boston Globe back in 1996. Note that in the linked article, Kerry claims that's a mistake, but he also lies about his intentions:"It is so innocent," he said by way of introducing his youthful cinematic effort, adding a little defensively, "I have no intention of using it" for campaign purposes.
No doubt The Times got that part wrong, since Kerry did in fact use footage
from those home movies in the pre-speech film of his life.