Just kidding you. They only refuted the Bush Admin. claim that Kerry was soft on defense and went on to say that over a period of years that many votes by Senators might be fodder for inaccurate portrayals of one's character. But, that's politics, ain't it? John Kerry is not and has never been "soft on defense" of this nation, so get that out of your silly little heads. John Kerry is a genuine Veteran and chose not to use his political ties to intevene in his time to serve our great country like many others did. John Kerry, even without his medals and commendations, is a much truer American and Hero than any of his detractors, IMHO.