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Kerry claims he was in Cambodia. Instapundit has an actual photo of the Congressional Record quoting his words. Just One Minute has a 1992 cite, too. Turns out Kerry wasn’t in Cambodia, and the guy signing an affidavit stating so has not withdrawn it, reports to the contrary. By the way, the Boston Globe writer of the story stating that the affidavit was withdrawn is the same guy that wrote the introduction to the official Kerry Edwards campaign book (link courtesy of a friend).
Captain’s Quarters lists the inconsistencies:
1. Kerry served four months, not six, in country.
2. Christmas in Cambodia switched to Winter in Cambodia after eight years in the Senate.
3. “Everybody was over there,” except for half of John Kerry’s crew, who insist they never went into Cambodia. Perhaps only half of the boat ever crossed into Cambodian waters, or the trio waterskied behind on a really long tow rope
I for one hope Kerry was not implying he was listening to Nixon on the radio — Nixon was not sworn into office until January 1969, as M. Scott Eiland points out.
Drudge just picked up the story, but Kerry Haters was writing about it in May. Hugh Hewitt thinks it’s a hoot for Drudge to use “exclusive” four days after the story broke in the blogosphere. John Moore‘s looking forward to the book.
Betsy’s Page quotes Robert Novak and Mark Steyn.
I used the Munchhausen name from one of the visitors to the Roger L. Simon blog. As always, Roger’s visitors are the cream of the crop.
The Kerry Spot sums it:
Either Kerry is a pathological liar, or every man in his chain of command is.