Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Swift Boat Slime Redux

The Moose proclaims that the Swift Boat slime accusations should be put at the bottom of the right wing fever swamp from where it came.

Throughout the 2004 campaign, the Swift Boat Slime Crew claimed that John Kerry had not come clean on his Navy records. Kerry subsequently signed a Form 180 and the Navy officially released those records, and guess what they show?

No conspiracy theories... No deep, dark secrets...

The records prove that John Kerry was a decorated war hero.

Today's Boston Globe,

"The records, which the Navy Personnel Command provided to the Globe, are mostly a duplication of what Kerry released during his 2004 campaign for president, including numerous commendations from commanding officers who later criticized Kerry's Vietnam service (emphasis added)...

"Many of the records contain praise for Kerry's service. For example, the documents quote Kerry's former commanding officers as saying he is ''one of the finest young officers with whom I have served;" is ''the acknowledged leader of his peer group;" and is ''highly recommended for promotion."

So, dear friends and Mooseketeers, should we expect to hear abject apologies to Kerry from the Fox and Limbaugh crowd? And what about the inquiries into the Slime Boat Vets who once praised Kerry only to attack him in the midst of a Presidential campaign?

Don't hold your breath.

John Kerry was and is a war hero. He was the victim of a despicable GOP smear campaign on behalf of two men who took a pass when their country was engaged in a fight with the commies in a far off land.

Have they no shame?
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