Saturday, March 29, 2008

Swiftboating - Scum Tactic Revisited

"I saw a guy with three Purple Hearts and a Silver Cross turned into a weak, wimpy, lying coward, in order to make sure that a weak, wimpy, lying coward who went to Margaritaville instead of the Mekong Delta during the Sixties could be portrayed as some sort of macho tough guy, and thus steal another four years in the White House."
-- Prof. David Michael Green

I know little about the Hon. John Kerry. Yet I believe that partisan mud thrown by Swiftboaters instead stained the military and its commendation system. Yes, attention was deflected from weaknesses in President George W. Bush, but at great cost.