Some sort of a press conference has been scheduled today to publicize a letter signed by many of John Kerry's former commanders and shipmates in Viet Nam who all claim that he is unfit to be the Commander-in-Chief.
I am somewhat concerned because it's entirely possible that this will turn out to be an egregious overreach by a bunch of embittered old men. I, too, believe that Kerry's defeat is essential to our country's fight against the terrorists. But what we can't have is for this media event to fuel the old Bush-Cheney desertion/draft-dodging bullshit of the past few months.
It is a mistake ---both politically and morally--- for anyone to question Kerry's bravery and valor in battle.
I can only hope that the beef these men have with Kerry is with his efforts after the war. I maintain that Kerry is singularly qualified to speak his mind on any aspect of the Viet Nam War he wishes (as he was 35 years ago), but he must also answer to his contemporaries and to History. If he misrepresented the character of our military then to aggrandize himself politically, then he ought to stand tall. If he did and said things that were used against our country in Viet Nam, then he should step up and own them outright without equivocations.
John O'Neill is said to be one of the signatories to this letter to be introduced. He is the guy whom Kerry famously debated on The Dick Cavett Show back in 1970, I believe it was. This should be very interesting.
Who knew that wars never end?