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Coverage of the Rally at New London's City Hall (w/ pics)
Thursday, September 02, 2004
Interested in a few tidbits about Kerry's ever-changing and inconsistent stories about Vietnam? Try Ann's latest column on for size:
Most recently, Kerry has had to backpedal on the circumstances surrounding his first Purple Heart. Kerry has described the action on Dec. 2, 1968, for which he received a Purple Heart as his "first intense combat." The Swift Boat veterans say Kerry came under no enemy fire that day and that his injury, such as it was, resulted from the ricochet of a grenade fired by Kerry himself. (This rules out the Purple Heart but does qualify him for another "Boy, is my face red" citation, with clusters.)So who do we believe? The Swift Boat Vets? Kerry then? Kerry now? I'd say the unofficial tally reveals that 'Kerry now' is outnumbered 2:1.
Among the eyewitnesses who say Kerry came under no enemy fire on Dec. 2, 1968, is John Kerry himself. According to Douglas Brinkley's book, "Tour of Duty," Kerry wrote in his diary nine days later, on Dec. 11, 1968: "We hadn't been shot at yet." His campaign is still trying to figure out how to claim that Kerry couldn't have known this because he wasn't even on his own swiftboat at the time.