Kerry Steps Into Cambodia Landmine!--Updated!
Sheesh, have I been waiting on this story! John Kerry today came forward with a ridiculous explanation for Christmas in Cambodia
. It's almost as if he's daring people to check the record, which will prove him wrong.Kitty Myers
and I scooped the world a little over two years ago that John Kerry had not only claimed to be in Cambodia during Christmas Eve 1968 but that his biographer, Douglas Brinkley had refused to include
the story in his otherwise glowing account of John F. Kerry's life.
We got tremendous recognition out of that moment, and as a result I continued to follow the Christmas in Cambodia story with a passion. And I think it's paid off today.
Kerry's lying, and it's ridiculously obvious:John Kerry starts by showing the entry in a log he kept from 1969: "Feb 12: 0800 run to Cambodia."
He moves on to the photographs: his boat leaving the base at Ha Tien, Vietnam; the harbor; the mountains fading frame by frame as the boat heads north; the special operations team the boat was ferrying across the border; the men reading maps and setting off flares.
"They gave me a hat," Mr. Kerry says. "I have the hat to this day," he declares, rising to pull it from his briefcase. "I have the hat."
Three decades after the Vietnam War and nearly two years after Mr. Kerry's failed presidential bid, most Americans have probably forgotten why it ever mattered whether he went to Cambodia or that the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth accused him of making it all up, saying he was dishonest and lacked patriotism.
Why is it obvous Kerry is lying? Because there was a very easy way Kerry could have proven all this in 2004. Mike Medeiros, a crewmember on Kerry's second Swift Boat crew (Jan-Mar 1969), is given credit in Douglas Brinkley's hagiography of Le Fraude, as having a complete record of every mission he ever went on. If this was available in 2004, why didn't they use it then?
Update: Confederate Yankee looks at a map
and discovers Kerry couldn't get to Cambodia from where he was.