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This is an example of feeble attack journalism from the right.
McCain: Hanoi Hilton Guards Taunted POWs With Kerry's Testimony
These days, former Vietnam War POW Sen. John McCain has nothing but praise for his fellow Vietnam veteran Sen. John Kerry, the Democrats' current presidential front-runner.
But after he was released from the Hanoi Hilton in 1973, McCain publicly complained that testimony by Kerry and others before J. William Fulbright's Senate Foreign Relations Committee was "the most effective propaganda [my North Vietnamese captors] had to use against us."
"They used Senator Fulbright a great deal," McCain wrote in the May 14, 1973, issue of U.S. News & World Report. While he was languishing in a North Vietnamese prison cell, Kerry was telling the Fulbright committee that U.S. soldiers were committing war crimes in Vietnam as a matter of course.
Sen. Ted Kennedy, a key Kerry presidential backer, was "quoted again and again" by jailers at the Hanoi Hilton, McCain said.
A careful read of the whole thing will reveal no quotes from McCain, either supporting the headline or the first line of the story. So if there was such a quote, they dropped the ball.
Unless the goal is to get McCain to make a statement on his current opinion. A statement that many might not want to hear. (Yea, I loose sleep over this one. Thanks Glenn.)
Really, there's plenty of real stories to look into on Kerry.
Like his support of the arms industry. (Not the American one, mind you...)
Senator John Kerry, D-MA, unwittingly tried to help a Chinese espionage agent and arms dealer in 1996 in return for campaign contributions for his Senate reelection campaign, according to congressional and other documents, interviews, and photographs.
Now we're talking, baby. Of course I want to see the documents and photographs...
When will they stop focusing on whether or not Kerry is a self-centered traitor and start focusing on the issues?Posted by Gunther at February 18, 2004 05:05 AM
Kerry: blaming America first since 1973Posted by Jane at February 18, 2004 04:04 PM Hide Comments | Show/Add Comments in Popup Window(2) | (Note: You must refresh main page to view newly posted comments here)