Sunday, August 22, 2004

More Light on the Smear of Kerry's War Record

This morning's Chicago Tribute contains a 1,700-word first-person account of what went down on the Dong Cung River in Vietnam, written by someone who was actually there, unlike the so-called "Swift Boat Veterans" currently trying to snatch John Kerry's bravery under fire away from him ... at the behest of Karl Rove.

The author of the piece is William Rood, an editor on the Chicago Tribune's metropolitan desk, who said he was breaking 35 years of silence about the Feb. 28, 1969, mission that resulted in Kerry's receiving a Silver Star because recent portrayals of Kerry's actions published in the best-selling book "Unfit for Command" are wrong and smear the reputations of veterans who served with Kerry.

The Tribune accompanies Rood's first-person account with a lengthy article summarizing the details he offers and how they differ from the crap being dished by "Swift Boat Veterans."

Must reading.

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