From our buddy, Gateway Pundit comes the news that John Kerry took to the internet to defend President Obama from what he calls “Swiftboating”. Well, actually, he didn’t defend the President, all he did was try to make us feel sorry for him that the truth about his service was made public. From Democrats.org;
Seeing the new outrageous attacks made against President Obama from a shadowy Republican-allied veterans group called OPSEC, which take issue with the mission to kill Osama bin Laden, remind me all too well of the notorious “Swift Boat” attacks I faced in the 2004 campaign. I honor and appreciate the service of my fellow veterans, but a false attack is a false attack—no matter who’s making it. It’s not enough to wish them away or dismiss them because they come in part from “birthers” who still won’t concede that President Obama was born here in the United States.>
Yeah, former presidential candidate John Kerry, if the claims against you were false, why haven’t you signed your SF 180 yet? He said he would during the campaign, but here we are eight years later, and nothing has changed.
Faced with all this, it shouldn’t be a surprise that Romney and his allies are resorting to the same national security smear tactics I faced in 2004.
Smear tactics? Really? All I needed to see was the short clip of John Kerry on patrol by himself in Vietnam to know the rest of his stories were false. Who does that? And the fact that he left Vietnam, left his troops behind as soon as he had his three Purple Hearts. What real leader does that – irrespective of how he was awarded the Purple Hearts.
And, oh, since “swiftboating” means bringing a phony’s true military record to light, how can Obama be “swiftboated” when he has no military record to bring to light?