Saturday, August 21, 2004

Kerry's allies fight back (parody)

The Weekly Standard has published a hilarious parody of how Kerry allies are fighting back against the attack ads run by the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth and Fred Barnes asks "Did you know John Kerry served in Vietnam?"
The Kerry fixation on his Vietnam record turns out to be more risky than expected. His claims about his war experience have become a matter for scrutiny, though not by the Bush reelection campaign as far as we know. Instead, a group called Swift Boat Veterans for Truth has charged Kerry with lying about his record in Vietnam or exaggerating it. The Kerry campaign can't dismiss the group as men who ducked Vietnam duty. The anti-Kerry veterans stayed in Vietnam for full 12-month tours, longer than Kerry did. Many were in the same unit as Kerry. Their criticism of Kerry is over specific incidents that require a specific response. Being forced to defend his war record wasn't part of Kerry's campaign plan.