The Kerry Smear
What Digby says about the ridiculous "Swift Boat Veterans for Truth:"
"What these people are saying is that the US Navy awarded some of its highest medals for bravery to a coward. The many officers who signed those glowing fitness reports and awarded those citations are either liars or they are incompetent. The word of his shipmates, even the man whose life he saved, are worth nothing. You can't believe military documentary evidence. It was all bulls**t, every last piece of it.
And because of this it can now be said that all medals awarded for bravery are suspect. A superior military record is no longer a recommendation. Who can ever believe the government on this issue, now? If they were willing to reward the undeserving Kerry, for reasons about which we can only speculate, then obviously the entire system for awarding valor in combat is corrupt."
ERiposte has a full rebuttal to the smear. Go read both.
I'm watching the author, John O'Neil on tv right now , and I see a partisan, politically motivated hack. For whom? How about the biggest Republican campaign donor in Texas who sponsored the ad?
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