Let us go then, you and I, and hear another election-year lie...

From Media Matters via Eschaton -- a bit of varnish removal from the slick and slimy "Anti-Kerry Swift Boat" ad -- an ad John McCain has already denounced as 'dishonest and dishonorable.'

It's about how those fellows disparaging his leadership under fire didn't actually serve with him. Here's an excerpt and for the rest, go to Media Matters:

In the new ad, members of Swift Boat Veterans for Truth claim that they "served with John Kerry."
While the veterans attacking Kerry in the ad are veterans of the Vietnam War and may have served at the same time as Kerry, as The New York Times reported on August 5, the Kerry campaign
noted that "none of the men had actually served on the Swift boats that Mr. Kerry commanded." Adm. Roy F. Hoffman,* one of the veterans in the ad, has even "acknowledged he had no first-hand knowledge to discredit Kerry's claims to valor," the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reported on May 7, "and said that although Kerry was under his command, he really didn't know Kerry much personally."

*Admiral Hoffman? On May 6, 2004, he had this to say:
"Kerry was an opportunist, an exaggerator, even a liar. He had absolutely no respect for the military. His idea was to get some medals and gild his future ambitions."
BOYOBOY! Imagine what the admiral might have to say if he'd actually known John Kerry!


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