DATE: 8/05/2004 09:49:00 AM
Vietnam, Again - Hugh Hewitt has thoughts on the new ad from Swift Boat Veterans for Truth. Frankly, I think it is stupid for Kerry to focus so much on his experiences in Vietnam as a way to bolster his national security credentials. His acceptance speech was full of such references, and was weakened by them. The media will likely tear these guys apart and accuse them of being motivated by hatred for Kerry (funny that the one officer who served with Kerry and now supports him is never questioned on his motivations). For people of my generation, who were born as the war ended or after, Kerry's experiences in that war just don't matter at all. I want to hear about Kerry's plans to protect us in the future, not war stories from a distant past.