Iowa Presidential Watch


Aug. 9, 2004

Another Kerry Whopper:
Christmas ‘68 not spent in Cambodia

As reported by the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth group, through their lawyers’ letter sent to the television station managers regarding the Swifties’ anti-Kerry ad... and now reported on DRUDGE... John Kerry has been caught in yet another Vietnam whopping lie.

Here is John Kerry’s statement, on record, from the Senate Floor in 1986:

“I remember Christmas of 1968 sitting on a gunboat in Cambodia. I remember what it was like to be shot at by the Vietnamese and Khmer Rouge and Cambodians, and have the president of the United States telling the American people that I was not there; the troops were not in Cambodia. I have that memory which is seared--seared--in me.”

But Kerry’s Navy chain of command say it never happened. And at least 3 of the 5 crew members from Kerry’s swift boat -- Bill Zaldonis, Steven Hatch, and Steve Gardner -- deny that they or their boat were ever in Cambodia.

Kerry’s own biography, “Tour of Duty,” doesn’t even mention it. It’s replaced with a story about a mortar attack that occurred on Christmas Eve 1968 “near the Cambodian border” in a town called Sa Dec and says Kerry spent Christmas day 1968 at the base writing journal entries.

So, just what is “seared—seared” in John Kerry? It looks like some really big whoppers are searing John’s conscience.



Aug. 14, 2004

"For more than thirty years, most Vietnam veterans kept silent as we were maligned as misfits, addicts and baby killers. Now that a key creator of that poisonous image is seeking the presidency, we have resolved to end our silence," said John O’Neill.

EXCERPT from John Kerry's 1971 Senate testimony:

"I would like to talk, representing all those veterans, and say that several months ago in Detroit, we had an investigation at which over 150 honorably discharged and many very highly decorated veterans testified to war crimes committed in Southeast Asia, not isolated incidents but crimes committed on a day-to-day basis with the full awareness of officers at all levels of command....

They told the stories at times they had personally raped, cut off ears, cut off heads, taped wires from portable telephones to human genitals and turned up the power, cut off limbs, blown up bodies, randomly shot at civilians, razed villages in fashion reminiscent of Genghis Khan, shot cattle and dogs for fun, poisoned food stocks, and generally ravaged the countryside of South Vietnam in addition to the normal ravage of war, and the normal and very particular ravaging which is done by the applied bombing power of this country."



Aug. 18, 2003... John Kerry continues to be seen as weak on national defense
and too complaint to international sway ...


Aug. 20, 2004... The liberal mainstream media continues to stonewall coverage of the
Swifties' charges against John Kerry, fueling further growth of the story through the Internet...


Aug. 27, 2004... The Swifties launch a third television ad against John Kerry,
gaining momentum as they seek to keep Kerry out of the position of Commander-In-Chief...



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