Discussion in 'Politics' started by Annie, Aug 23, 2004.
Yes, and I just heard Brit Hume say that the Kerry campaign are conceding that Kerry's first Purple Heart may have been awarded from an incident in which he wounded himself.
On December 2nd 1968, Kerry received a shrapnel wound on his arm. He claims it was the result of intense enemy fire. For this, Kerry would later receive a Purple Heart. The SwiftVets insist the wound was self-inflicted and there was no enemy fire. Kerry fired a grenade at a fleeing VC. He fired too short. The grenade exploded on a rock and a small piece of shrapnel flew back at Kerry, lightly embedding in his arm.
But in Brinkley's biography, we find a this entry taken from Kerry's journal.
"They pulled away from the pier at Cat Lo with spirits high, feeling satisfied with the way things were going for them. They had no lust for battle, but they also were were not afraid. A cocky feeling of invincibility accompanied us up the Long Tau shipping channel because we hadn't been shot at yet, and Americans at war who haven't been shot at are allowed to be cocky.'"
Kerry wrote this on December 11th, 1968, his birthday, nine days after the above incident.
Game, set and match to the SwiftVets!
Tighter and tighter goes the noose.....
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