In a letter delivered by former senator Max Cleland (a man who served only one term when it became clear to Georgia voters that Cleland was one of the most liberal senators in Washington), the Kerry campaign stated:
"Our pain from seeing these slanderous attacks stems from something much more fundamental, that if one veteran's record is called into question, the service of all American veterans is questioned."
How ironic. Testifying before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on April 23, 1971, Kerry claimed that U.S. soldiers had “raped, cut off ears, cut off heads, taped wires from portable telephones to human genitals and turned up the power, cut off limbs, blown up bodies, randomly shot at civilians, razed villages, shot cattle and dogs for fun, poisoned food stocks, and generally ravaged the countryside of South Vietnam.”
I wasn't in Viet Nam, so don't know who is telling the truth. But for John Kerry to begin his political career by slandering his fellow veterans, and then to cry foul when other veterans call into question his service is pure hypocricy.