It just keeps getting worse!
As if the problem wasn't already exploding out of control, bloggers are furiously researching for even more evidence of Kerry lies. And No Oil for Pacifists has found it. Putting together a nice summary of what's known so far, we find out that Kerry himself has admitted that he wasn't in Cambodia
Christmas eve, 1968, turned out to be memorable....the crew headed their Swift...only miles from the Cambodian border. Because they were only an hour from that country, Kerry began reading up on Cambodian history.but has also stated that he was in Cambodia
I remember spending Christmas Eve of 1968 five miles across the Cambodian border being shot at by our South Vietnamese allies who were drunk and celebrating Christmas. The absurdity of almost killed by our own allies in a country in which President Nixon claimed there were no American troops was very real.and that he actually was running guns into Cambodia
"Sen. John Kerry made his first forays into Cambodia during the Vietnam War as a Navy lieutenant on clandestine missions to deliver weapons to anticommunist forces."and that the Nixon administration knew all about it
Kerry attacked President Reagan's actions in Central America, charging they were leading the United States into another Vietnam. He claimed he could recognize the administration's errors because he had firsthand knowledge that the Nixon administration lied about American incursions into Cambodia.Of course, Nixon wasn't even President then, but why should we expect the press to pick up on such an inconsequential detail?
This is becoming a comedy of errors. Can Nightline rescue the mainstream press' dignity?
UPDATE: The Boston Globe story has this
The Christmas Eve truce of 1968 was three minutes old when mortar fire exploded around John Forbes Kerry and his five man crew on a 50-foot aluminum boat near CambodiaLater in the same story we read
On the same night, Kerry and his crew had come within a half-inch of being killed by "friendly fire," when some South Vietnamese allies launched several rounds into the river to celebrate the holiday.So now we have Kerry engaging in two incidents on the same night. One on the Vietnam side of the border, the other on the Cambodian side.
To top it off, Kerry said, he had gone several miles inside Cambodia, which theoretically was off limits, prompting Kerry to send a sarcastic message to his superiors that he was writing from the Navy's "most inland" unit.